Sunday, August 31, 2008

Astonishing US hypocrisy

aug 31st, 2008


Sceptics are advised to read a recent Financial Times report on the current Kashmir unrest from sunny California. Amy Louise Kazmin, whose naked eye is unable to detect any transgression in the Valley's Muslim leadership. The evil, she claims with a turn of Pecksniffian rectitude, lies with the BJP-driven Hindu 'rioters' of Jammu -- the travails of the displaced Hindu Pandit community are cast into limbo. Small wonder that Tom Bairstow, a New Statesman hand in the magazine's long gone better days, dismissed his country's media as "the Fourth-rate Estate."

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