Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Indian Media And The Recent Mumbai Attacks

By Shaik Zakeer Hussain, Countercurrents.org, July 18, 2011

Even before the real perpetrators of the recent attack on Mumbai are brought into light, even before the investigation and investigators have come out with evidences against the presumed outfits behind the attack, Some sections of the media, civil society, and politicians have given their verdict; ‘Islamic Terrorism.’

In its July 16th Print, Times of India, the Nations largest selling English newspaper, came out with a list of Groups, which were involved in terror activities in India. Its list contained the obvious Organisations, Lashkar-e-Taiba, SIMI, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami(a Bangladesh based outfit) and the so-called Indian Mujahideen. Given the impact of the attacks purpotrated by these Organisations, the list conspicuously missed the name of Abhinav Bharat, whose members were arrested for their involvement in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings, and the list also did not include Organisations behind terror attacks like the 2007 Ajmer Sharif blast, 2006 Malegaon blasts, and the 2008 Malegoan & Modasa bombing.

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