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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

March 16: The Hindu Wipes The Pages Clean

Of ANY news item on the Varanasi bomb blasts.

The only mentions of the bomb blasts in the Chennai paper edition (dated Mar. 16, 2006) are in the Letters to the Editor, where there are two letters: oh wait, these are letters cribbing about Advani's yatra. So does that count?

IT'S NOT BEEN TEN DAYS SINCE THE BLASTS, YET "INDIA'S NATIONAL NEWSPAPER SINCE 1878" HAS COMPLETELY WIPED ITS PAGES CLEAN OF ANY MENTION OF THE BLASTS!

Life goes on ...

Meanwhile 8 Shia Muslims call on Governor Barnala. For what?

Led by Prince of Arcot Mohammed Abdul Ali, the delegation, on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Shia Muslim Convention, presented a resolution to the Governor, which criticised the publication of the caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper, and the demolition of the holy shrine at Samarra in Iraq.

The delegation requested the Governor to forward the resolution to the Governments of Iraq and Denmark and to use his good offices with the Union Government to lodge its protest with the Iraqi Government for not adequately protecting the shrine at Samarra.


Yeah, that's right. The Indian Govt. should protest to the Iraqi Govt. that the latter is not adequately protecting the shrine of Samarra. Are these guys for real? When the Indian Govt. cannot protect its OWN citizens from terrorists, they want it to haul up Iraq for not protecting shrines ... High expectations, indeed!

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