Nothing excites the Indian Media more than “Hindu terrorism or extremism”. Even a mere possibility or an illusion is enough to make them erect and upright. Even a glimpse or suggestion of an opportunity to denounce Hindus makes tham hallucinate about ‘right wing’, ‘activists’ , ‘extremist’ or ‘terrorist’ of the Hindu, Hindutva or Saffron varity. News, interviews, debates, talk shows, reality shows follows to hype up the imaginary dangers that Hindus pose to the present and future of the country.
Here are some of the samples that came out in the last few days.
IBNLive: Hindu extremist group blamed for Goa blast
The Times of India: Sanatan Saunstha responsible for Goa blast, says minister
The Times of India: Goa blast: Intel probe confirms role of right-wing Hindu group
The Times of India: Goa blast heat on Hindu outfit
The Deccan Herald: Goa blast: Police probe foreign links of Sanatan Sanstha
Indian Express: Goa police probing foreign links of right-wing outfit
Hindustan Times: Goa blast: Hindu group member held
Deccan Chronicle: Was Margao blast Goa’s brush with Hindutva terrorism?
IBNLive: Goa considers ban on right-wing Hindu group
NDTV: Saffron terror: Myth or reality
Even before the forensic exam is done or the investigation is started, the media goes into convulsive fits to compete with each other for ‘breaking news’, manufacturing the means, method, motive, and manpower behind, followed soon by their chosen verdicts, only falling short of the actual execution.
Meanwhile the Superintendant of Police admits that they have never blamed any organisation for the incident……” Nowhere have we said that Sanatan Sanstha is involved “…….
The Goa police on Wednesday did an about turn on its claim that Sanatan Sanstha was involved in Margao blasts, saying they have not named any organisation.
“We have not named any organisation as yet,” superintendent of police Atmaram Deshpande, who is the official PRO for Goa Police, said at a press conference. According to Deshpande, police have only maintained that Malgonda Patil and Yogesh Naik, who are suspected to be involved in the crime, had links with Sanatan.
“Nowhere have we said that Sanatan Sanstha is involved in the blasts. We have only said that the persons whom Goa Police suspects of carrying out the blasts had links with the organisation,” Deshpande said.
When reminded about state home minister Ravi Naik’s statement that Sanatan is responsible for the attack, the SP said, “I have no knowledge of that and cannot comment on his (minister’s) statement.”
Naik said that the police are investigating the role of Jyoti Dhavalkar, the wife of transport minister Sudin Dhavalikar, in the organisation.
On whether the police had sent any recommendation for banning Sanatan, he said, “We have not asked for ban on Sanatan as of now, and will not do so until investigations are over. The police will send the report to the government which will take the call.” Despande also said that accused Yogesh Naik died on Tuesday morning.
Arvind Pansare, an official of Sanatan Sanstha, denied that Naik was involved in the organisation. “Yogesh Naik supplied milk to the ashram. This is his only connection with us,” he said.