Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Khalistani flag on Indian jail

It was a news underplayed in newspapers and electronic media just ignored it (in a sense it is good though). The accused in Beant Singh murder case, Balwant Rajwana flew the flag of Khalistan on the Budail Jail on Saturday.

On March 19, the news appeared in some newspapers. Balwant raised the pro-Khalistan and anti-India slogans just after his statement was recorded during a special court proceeding in the jail itself. It raised questions on security in jail also.

It is not the first such incident. In the last couple of years I have seen several instances like that but fortunately the media downplays them. Such anti-national acts are condemnable but we don't see any criticism from mainstream politicians or media.

Like Punjab CM attending a function where banner for Khalistan was in the background.
Interestingly, even in minor cases involving Muslims--like the community protesting (their democratic right) the same media gets overexcited and the news gets a coverage of much higher magnitude than it deserves.

The 'tag of fundamentalist' is attached. Why these double standards! We must understand that loony fringe exists in all communities and seeing their actions the entire community should not be blamed. But then the rules are different for judging some communities.