13 May, 2021

Stained By Bad Press

The western media lashes out at the BJP for the attack on Christians. UK leads the way...

Stained By Bad Press

INDIA is courting the role of global outcaste twice in one year, first after the nuclear bomb and then with the attacks on a small minority - this is how the western media, especially in the US and the UK, condemn the recent spate of attacks on Indias Christian community.

The common refrain in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and even The Washington Post is that prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee is powerless to say anything, because the outrageous attacks are being carried out by political allies of Vajpayee's bjp. And according to the US press, the real target of the attacks is Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Indian ambassador to the US Naresh Chandra is obviously not too pleased. He says the US reporting lacks perspective. The attacks, he has explained, were not of the magnitude being described by the press and the damage to property was minuscule compared to the damage done to some of the Black churches in the US that had been torched by arsonists. Speaking to Indian correspondents in Washington recently, he added that members of the Indian community in...

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