They did not learn after 26/11. They did not learn after other attacks. They did not learn even at Gurdaspur. They paraded a captured terrorist for soundbites. Goes for the GOI, goes for our armed forces and most of all our uncouth MSM who almost rejoice over a terror attack. It was no different during and after the attack at Pathankot. Seven personnel were killed. Of course, these are expendable Indians unlike those in Paris or elsewhere. You know, had it been Paris or London our media folks would have sported handles like this one:
Yeah, many had turned “Je suis Charlie”. I’m sure you’re not going to see something like “Je suis Pathankot” or “Je suis Indian Army” or anything close. Long back I wrote a note about the top 5 prayers of the Indian media and right at the top it is still a terror attack. Nothing seems to give them more joy, to demonstrate their histrionics and their fake sympathy for victims. The Supreme Court had severely rapped the media over their pathetic reporting of the 26/11 attacks. The SC note stopped short of holding some in the MSM criminally responsible for some of the deaths (read here). In July 2015 the I&B Ministry grandly issued an advisory to the media to refrain from live-telecast of anti-terror operations and stick to report briefings by the Army Officers. Here’s what the advisory said:
If indeed the GOI had any serious intention of preventing TV channels telecasting combat operations then why do they even allow TV cameras anywhere close to the conflict zone? This is simply mind-boggling incompetence on display. Most TV channels continue to offer “running commentary” on the operations (including the one at Pathankot) that directly helps the terrorists and their handlers. You guessed it, NDTV has to be at the forefront of such reckless acts as the tweets of one Col. Kurup narrate:
And the queen of terror-histrionics immediately rushes to Pathankot to interview and learn about the misery of families of our martyrs. Cheap photo-ops and milking a tragedy seems to come naturally to her and a few more in our media. Simple sensibility requires that one allows the victim’s family to grieve in peace and wait for a few days to meet them. Not our media. They want to exploit the grief when when the wounds are fresh and raw. Let it hurt! Let it hurt a bit more!
To a grieving woman Barkha Dutt actually says “At least your father (or husband) died saving lives”. Stunning! As if in that moment of immediate, unbelievable grief that is meant as consolation to someone who just lost a dear one. There are others like Sagarika Ghose and Nikhil Wagle whose cup of joy seems to have overflowed because the Pathankot attack happened under ModiSarkar. More JOY!
So called “Bhakts” are seething? And what was the rest of the country doing? Celebrating? Well, I do believe there many Sickulars and Media morons who actually secretly (or openly) celebrated the Pathankot-attack. What explains their naked, unbridled joy? Here’s what:
Their hatred for Modi and the current GOI drives them to the limits of rejoicing a tragedy. Nowhere in the democratic world would you see such disgusting behaviour. At the other end of the spectrum there is this jerk on TimesNow who every now and then will derive fake orgasms through Paki-bashing at anytime. Arnab Goswami does it again asking stupid questions about making Pakistan pay for these terror attacks. He forgets something. His channel and he kept screaming during (and after) 26/11 “We will NEVER FORGET”.
With stupid hashtags like #TimeUpPakistan Arnab goes on another round of mindless debates. He seems to forget that his Times group forgot all about 26/11 and other attacks and started the stupid “Aman Ki Asha” nonsense. That’s all it takes for him. A few nights of anti-Pak ranting with two jokers from Pak on his panel and then the Times group will get back to business and money with the Aman-Asha crap. This hollow reporting and exploitation of terror-attacks is a lot more disgusting than any goof-ups in intelligence by our security establishment.
There is something else that should bother us a lot. Narendra Modi seems to have lost touch with his communication skills. The frequent “Mann ki baat” was bound to become tediously boring after a point and does not evoke any more interest. Modi fails to communicate with the nation on important social and security issues. Kanchan Gupta (a BJP sympathiser) calls 2015 Modi’s “annus horribilus”. He mostly cites Modi’s failure and reluctance to communicate with the nation at crucial times and on crucial issues. His attempts at being “Goody two shoes” were bound to backfire sooner or later. Prior to the 2014 elections Modi was often compared to Ronald Reagan as a great communicator. Those who recall the Challenger tragedy (Watch the LIVE video on Youtube) of January 28, 1986 may have heard this soothing address to the nation by Reagan:
Reagan cancelled his State of the Union address and spoke to the citizens directly at a time of tragedy and grief. Seven astronauts died in the Challenger tragedy owing to technical malfunction. Seven of our jawans died in Pathankot owing to attacks by an evil enemy. The deaths happened for different reasons but the grief and sorrow are the same.
Nobody wants mundane statements like “we will fight terror” (as we used to keep hearing during the UPA rule) and nobody wants knee-jerk reactions like that of Arnab Goswami screaming “Pak must pay”. The PM need not address the sick media which has many deriving joy and opportunity out of terror attacks. Seven Jawans dying in a terror-attack is not a small incident and the PM should speak to the nation to soothe the hearts and nerves of ordinary citizens. It would be worth the honour even if the PM mentioned the seven names in such an address. In October 2014 Arun Jaitley grandly stated “If Pakistan persists with this adventurism, our forces will make the cost of this adventurism unaffordable”. How exactly is ModiSarkar going to accomplish that? That is what the nation needs to know.
There are many Sickulars and many in the media who are desperate to see India and ModiSarkar fail. The reasons are not very hard to see. They will find joy in every adversity that India faces, including terror-joy. Some of these “useful idiots” of Pak also joyfully enjoy junkets under their stupid Track-2 Fliplomacy. One journalist points out what many in the know are aware of:
Those are the very journalists who derive joy out of every terror attack and desperately wish for India to fail in all her endeavours. They carry out fake campaigns about “intolerance” and add fuel to stupid actions like “Award Wapsi”. ModiSarkar has to battle both these enemies – within and outside. There were a few who were “Fai-re fighters” (Pak’s useful Indian idiots nurtured by Ghulam Nabi Fai) and Tufail Ahmed suggests they are now directly under ISI-payroll. Is there any surprise some in our media find so much terror-joy even at the death of our jawans?