Protest Against Unfair/Biased Article by New York Times against Modi

published on September 22, 2013

To:
Dear Editor,

I would like to bring to your attention that the above article published in your esteemed paper on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 is factually incorrect. The link to the article is provided below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/world/asia/indian-vote-off-to-a-violent-start.html?ref=global-home&_r=0

Your paper quotes (in Italics) and my response are as follows:

“India’s most important election in a generation began in earnest this month the same way consequential elections nearly always start here — with a proclamation and a deadly riot.”

Firstly, the premise that nearly every consequential election in India starts with a Proclamation and Deadly Riots is totally wrong. Given the ENORMITY of the election process and the Diversity of India’s population and landscape, India has held mostly peaceful elections. There have been stray cases of booth capturing and other ballot stuffing, and rarely had election related violence in the last 63 years.

“But critics also say he and his Hindu nationalist party have benefited from past violence between Hindus and Muslims, using it to paper over Hindus’ historic differences over caste and get them to vote as a bloc along religious lines.”

The Hindus have historically never voted as a bloc along religious lines . However, the non hindus have always resorted to voting as a bloc due to the scare mongering by various parties including the current ruling coalition headed by the Indian National Congress. The party itself is presided by an Individual of Non Indian Origin.

If the Hindus had actually voted as a bloc, India would have never had current levels of Jihadist Terrorism and current decay in society best exemplified by the unimaginable financial plunder and corruption scandals.

The country is being torn apart by Radical Islamist fundamentalists and Jihadists on one hand and by financial mismanagement on the other.

Unlike in the USA, where many politicians and Islamist terrorists have been sent to Jail for various crimes committed by them; In India, the courts find it difficult to even prosecute anyone, let alone convict due to the connivance of the ruling parties and the perpetrators of crime. This has been primarily caused by the politics of appeasement followed by the Indian National Congress and parties of similar ilk, who have ruled Indian for most part of the 63 years since first elections in 1951-52.

In a country of 1250 Millions, the 80% Hindus have to watch while others are feted. In actual truth, the Hindus tax money and temple donations are lavished on the so called Minorities in India, which in turn is funnelled into terrorist activities by them.

“Not coincidentally, mass rioting broke out last week in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous and politically important state, ”

The violence in India broke out three weeks ago, before Narendra Modi was anointed as a Prime Ministerial Candidate of BJP.

“By choosing Mr. Modi, a fiery orator who once peppered his speeches with anti-Muslim slurs, the Bharatiya Janata Party has raised the prospect that this election could be the deadliest in decades.”

BJP eschews violence and the coalition of parties ruling at the center and in sensitive states have the powers of the government machinery to control violence at all times.
The Hindus have historically adopted the principle of AHIMSA and eschewed violence. The nomination of any leader should not give reason for anyone to become violent. Muslims in Gujarat have rated themselves to be the safest in Gujarat. Hate mongers elsewhere and those who perceive threats to their positions are speculating and spreading these canards.

“Hindus make up roughly 80 percent of India’s population and Muslims 13 percent, a share about equal to that of blacks in the United States. ”

These numbers are incorrect. In actuality the Muslims and Christians together are about 25% of Indian population. The muslims are the fastest growing segment.

“Sushil Kumar Shinde, India’s minister of Home Affairs, said that there had already been 451 cases of sectarian violence this year, surpassing last year’s total of 410. He warned that violence was likely to intensify as elections approached.”

Most of the cases of sectarian violence takes place in states ruled by Indian National Congress and their supporting parties. Usually the spark is ignited by the actions of muslims who know that they will be protected by the Congress party and its cohorts.

“In 2002, less than a year after he was appointed the state’s chief minister, riots swept Gujarat and killed more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims.”

The violence in Gujarat in 2002 was planned by criminal elements of the society before Narendra Modi was appointed Chief Minister and occurred within a week of his taking over. It was under his able leadership that the violence of this nature was brought under control. The world only talks about the Muslims who died in this violence, but one should also not forget that over 600 Hindus were killed in this carnage where Mothers were skewered, children set afire and fathers hacked to pieces by anti social elements.

“Mr. Modi will face off against the Indian Congress Party, which has yet to name its candidate for prime minister.”

The BJP will face off against Indian National Congress and they had already named Rahul Gandhi as its candidate for prime minister. Mr. Narendra Modi, who has led the BJP in Gujarat thru Growth and Progress oriented policies will be the face of BJP in the coming elections.

May the best party and its leaders win. But your esteemed paper should verify facts before publishing them. The writer and the contributor in this article need to exercise more diligence than write somone else’s article…

And lastly, kindly insert a comment column at the end of any article, so that people can express their opinions.

Thank you for your time..

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  1. Rohan Reply

    September 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    WHO CARE NYT?
    Namo is danger to USA in terms of trade, manpower, ideas and business. Second, NYT is a bull shit news paper owned by ARABS!…….. NYT was anti-USA in war against terror….

  2. Vilasni Reply

    September 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Protest against New York paper
    I wonder what this champion of muslims has to say about the killing of 72 people and wounding of hundreds in a bomb blast in a church in pakistan last Sunday by fanatical muslims. Will they still defend these blood thirsty murderers, will they still justify the death of so many innocent people, of women and children?

  3. Praveen Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Its not new
    Couple of years back i came across an article in NYT in which they used low level language about lord Ayyappa. I can’t imagine people (Xian convert,probably mallu)think this low and abuse lord Ayyappa..

  4. GSK Menon Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Protest against unfair biased article
    Rioting will soon become India’s national festival, as Muslims expand in demographic terms. Is there a Muslim free district in India ? Like cricket matches we are going to witness regular communal riot matches because of our policy of secularism.
    America need not gloat, Islam is rapidly expanding in USA. Visuals of Islamic growth in USA are disturbing. Very soon we are going to see Muslim-Christian communal rugby matches, it is just a few years away, let us then see how they are going to respond. It is going to be Wild West once again, but this time between cross bearers and stone worshippers

  5. GSK Menon Reply

    September 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Protest against unfair biased article
    Rioting will soon become India’s national festival, as Muslims expand in demographic terms. Is there a Muslim free district in India ? Like cricket matches we are going to witness regular communal riot matches because of our policy of secularism.
    America need not gloat, Islam is rapidly expanding in USA. Visuals of Islamic growth in USA are disturbing. Very soon we are going to see Muslim-Christian communal rugby matches, it is just a few years away, let us then see how they are going to respond. It is going to be Wild West once again, but this time between cross bearers and stone worshippers

  6. Nemo Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:05 am

    II – Readers Requested To Read Up On US govt policy against Yugoslavia & how US used its media for this purpose: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    – antiwar.com/orig/jatras6.html
    “The Media’s War Against the Serbs”, by Stella L. Jatras, 1/15/2001

    On how the US media (New York Times) knowingly propagated fictions of “massgraves” & “systematic rapes” concerning the Serbs, who were actually the victims of the muslims & catholics.
    It was all for the purpose of US govt’s policy concerning Yugoslavia: the US government needed American & international readers to believe the Serbs were evil and the muslims & catholics were the innocents. Using the media to lie for US purposes is called Manufacturing Consent. Having Manufactured the Consent of the American/world population, the US govt went and armed the muslims & the croatians. The US was Directly Responsible for the genocide of the Serbs in Yugoslavia. Serbs’ crime was that they wanted to keep their country together and prevent the catholic-muslim separatists from tearing it apart. The US wanted Yugoslavia broken up: it was a key part of US govt policy.

    Ironically, while the Hague Tribunal booked Milosevic for war crimes (where he died most conveniently), the US–which masterminded the larger genocide that took place–is still at large & hence a repeat offender. Indeed, gullible people look up to the US as an exemplary. That the US is prone to genocide & used to getting away with it too isn’t surprising: it’s what they did to the native Americans and there was no Hague Tribunal for that either.

    REQUESTING ALL HINDUS TO READ ALL THE LINKS AT: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    (which is a series of news articles on the 2 Balkan wars)

    HK readers & all Hindus need to realise why protesting against the NYT won’t work: it’s US govt policy & their false reporting on India is *deliberate*.
    The US is fine with genocide of innocents and will enable this where it favours US’ interests.
    The SOLUTION IS NOT TO PROTEST BUT TO *EXPOSE* NYT/US MEDIA AS UNRELIABLE & READY TO LIE for govt interests.

  7. anonymous Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:35 am

    II – Readers Requested To Read Up On US govt policy against Yugoslavia & how US used its media for this purpose: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    – antiwar.com/orig/jatras5.html
    “If It’s Good Enough for Serbia’s Goose, Why Not for Croatia’s Gander?” by Stella L. Jatras, 12/7/2000
    – antiwar.com/orig/jatras6.html
    “The Media’s War Against the Serbs” by Stella L. Jatras, 1/15/2001

    On how US media (incl NYT) knowingly disseminated fictions of “massgraves” & “systematic rapes” conducted by Serbs, who were actually the victims of the muslims & catholics (& US).
    It was all for the purpose of US govt’s policy concerning Yugoslavia: the US govt needed American & world readers to believe the Serbs were evil and the muslims & catholics were the innocents. (Sound familiar?)
    Using the media to lie for US purposes is termed Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky. Having Manufactured the Consent of the American/world population, the US govt went and armed the muslims & croatians. The US was Directly Complicit in the genocide (esp. of Serbs) in Yugoslavia. Serbs’ crime was that they wanted to keep their country together and prevent the catholic-muslim separatists from tearing it apart. The US wanted Yugoslavia broken up: it was a key part of US govt policy.

    Ironically, while the Hague Tribunal booked Milosevic for war crimes (where he died most conveniently), the US–which masterminded the overall genocide that took place–is still at large & hence a repeat offender. That the US is prone to genocide & used to getting away with it too isn’t surprising: it’s what they did to the Native Americans. There was no Hague Tribunal for that either.

    REQUESTING HINDUS TO READ ALL LINKS AT: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    (which is a series of news articles on the 2 Balkan wars)

    HK/all Hindus need to realise why protesting against the NYT won’t work: it’s US govt policy & their false reporting on India is *deliberate*.
    The US is fine with genocide of innocents & will ENABLE this where it’s in US interests.
    The SOLUTION IS NOT TO PROTEST BUT TO *EXPOSE* NYT/US MEDIA AS UNRELIABLE: as LYING READILY for govt interests.

  8. KRISHNAMURTHY Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    LEGAL ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN
    Legal brains in the Hindu organisations like the RSS, VHP, BJP etc like Dr. Subramaniam Swami, Arun Jaitley etc should think of the possibility of suing the NYT for this article giving lot of wrong information; info like RSS was involved in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhiji AND Modi had a role in the 2002 riots, which have been disproved in the SC, the highest court of the land.

  9. KRISHNAMURTHY Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:37 am

    LEGAL ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN
    Legal brains in the Hindu organisations like the RSS, VHP, BJP etc like Dr. Subramaniam Swami, Arun Jaitley etc should think of the possibility of suing the NYT for this article giving lot of wrong information; info like RSS was involved in the assassination of Mahatma Gandhiji AND Modi had a role in the 2002 riots, which have been disproved in the SC, the highest court of the land.

  10. anonymous Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:57 am

    I – NYT’s lies exposed at MediaCrooks site. But US Media lies are deliberate (US’ Standard Operating Procedure)–here part of US policy against India. READ: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    1. mediacrooks.com/2013/09/imported-garbage-from-new-york-times.html
    has exposed Harris’ article in the New York Times as deliberate lying. The US govt via NYT via Harris insinuated repeatedly that BJP’s election of Modi as PM candidate sparked off the Muzaffarnagar riots:
    “So the riots, which actually started in August, escalated on September 7 as the NYT report says. Modi was nominated PM candidate on Friday the 13 th [September]. Yet, like the usual Indian liars in our own media Harris makes a fake connection.”

    Note specifically that this deliberate lying (they know they’re lying) with impunity shows US govt policy: it shows who the US govt wants and doesn’t want in charge in India.

    2. Consider the US govt policy & US media concerning the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Remember that the Croats were & are rigidly catholic and the albanians “kosovars” were & are rigidly muslim.

    REQUESTING ALL HINDUS READ ALL THE LINKS AT: tinyurl.com/media-yugoslavia-wars
    (which is a series of news articles on the 2 Balkan wars)

    E.g.:

    – globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/190/38801.html
    “Seeing Yugoslavia Through a Dark Glass: Politics, Media And the Ideology of Globalization – GlobalPolicy.Org, March 1998.” By Diana Johnstone, press officer of the Green group in the European Parliament from 1990 to 1996:
    ‘As the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina got under way in mid-1992, American journalists who repeated unconfirmed stories of Serbian atrocities could count on getting published with a chance of a Pulitzer Prize. Indeed, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting was shared between the two authors of the most sensational “Serb atrocity stories” of the year: Roy Gutman of “Newsday” and John Bums of the “NEW YORK TIMES”.’

    – “What is the Vatican hiding? The Vatican’s Complicity in Genocide in Fascist Croatia – The Suppressed Chapter of Holocaust History” by Barry Lituchy gives the necessary background
    a copy is at freetruth.50webs.org/Appendix4.htm

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