A Case of Terrorism by news media
Today I saw an interview in the TV channel Kairali/People with Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani. She is the wife of Mr. Ma'dani who was jailed for 10 years as an undertrial for the alleged involvement in the bomb explosion aimed to assassinate the then Deputy Prime Minister and the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) man Mr. L.K.Advani. The court let Mr. Ma'dany free as there was no evidence against him. For ten long years he was jailed without parole or bail. On his release after the court of law found him innocent, Mr. Ma'dany publicly declared that in the past he was wrong in doing inciting speeches while protesting against the demolition of the sixteenth century mosque, Babri Masjid, by the RSS. He also publicly declared that he would not do such inciting speeches in future.
Mr. Ma'dani declared that his party, that is, People's Democratic Party would support the Left Democratic Front in the forthcoming parliamentary election. From that moment the news channel owned by Mr. Rupert Murdoch started demonizing Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani by presenting concocted materials in the news footage to establish that Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani is involved in terrorist activities. One such material presented by the news channel as its exclusive item was the statement of a witness in a terrorism case charged by the police some time back. The police discarded that statement by the witness on the ground that it had no basis. The news channel presented this irrelevant material in such a way that the police was protecting Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani because her husband was supporting the Left Front, which is now in power in the state. After the Murdoch channel presented this item some other electronic and print media joint the bandwagon. The media were obviously supporting the United Democratic Front which is pro-US and pro-Israel in the foreign policy matters. But Murdoch channel was pretending to be neutral. When it became evident that Mr. Ma'dani's support would rout out the pro-US United Democratic Front, the Murdoch channel starting maligning Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani who is a pious Muslim woman.
This is an example of media terrorism.