The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Kerala police was set up to investigate the clandestine activities of terrorists in Kerala State. The SIT grilled Mr. Abdal Nasar Ma'dani and his wife Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani for two long days some weeks ago. The interrogation was initiated to find out whether there was any truth in the scandal raised against Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani by Asianet News, the Television channel owned by the media giant Mr. Rupert Murdoch. The scandal started just after Mr. Ma'dany and his Peoples' Democratic Party decided to support the Left Democratic Front in Kerala in the Parliament election.
Even after the lapse of some weeks following the interrogation, no action is taken against the couple by the SIT. The media men who indulge in the so-called investigative journalism are still lurking in the dark or keeping silence. Any person with COMMONSENSE will infer that there is no case against Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani, nor against Mr. Ma'dani. Had there been any case SIT would have taken them into custody.
Another inference of commonsense is that the 'exclusive' telecast by the Asianet News showing 'evidences' of terrorist connections of Ms. Soofiya Ma'dani was blatant lie. The channel relentlessly repeated this lie not only tarnishing the fair name of a pious Muslim woman but also with the malicious intention of demonizing her.
This is not an example of yellow journalism but of media terrorism. And what was the aim of propagating such lies against a Muslim lady? Was it to help the pro-American United Democratic Front in the Parliament election? Yes; that was only an apparent objective.
There was a hidden agenda. It was to help the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, the Hidutwa Fascist organization. If it is established by the news channel that even the Muslim women in Kerala are having connections with the terrorist organizations the RSS gets some mileage in their anti-Muslim propaganda.
Some media men (not true journalists) in Asianet News and some in the higher echelons of the channel have strong links with the RSS.