With reference to the report Gauhar gives it away this time (May 8), the Pakistanis must be hating Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw as he led the Indian Army which defeated the Pakistan army in 1971. And now when he is old, they are hurling allegations at him. The media should ignore to publish these lies. Gauhar Khan is trying to gain mileage by maligning Manekshaw and it seems our media have fallen into his trap. Manekshaw is a hero and does not deserve to have such rubbish about him.
After Ayub Khan went on bended knees at Tashkent begging the Russians to ensure India’s withdrawal to the pre-1965 war positions, Gauhar Ayub needed some masala to divert attention from his father’s pathetic record. So, he invented the story and pointed the finger at someone whose name could create the sensation.
Apropos of the editorial Banish the minority report (May 8), politicians of all shades have played games for too long with the result that today the country stands divided on caste and religious lines. It’s time to reflect on the damage done. The real job is ‘for the State to turn its gaze on all Indians’ irrespective of their region, religion, caste or calling.
I&B Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi should be praised for bringing in a bill to regulate private channels in the next session of Parliament. He has rightly stated that several channels are devoting more time on entertainment programmes when they are supposed to talk about the positive aspects of the society.
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