Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A curious case of "Secular" Media Reporting

Few weeks back secular media reported a speech of Shri. Mohanji Bhagwat, general secretary of RSS. According to the news report, It MohanJi said

"Hindu community is not the only community that has monopoly on the nation's culture."

Now it seems media grossly misreported BhagwatJi's speech. His actual speech was:

"We are inheritors of the glorious hoary culture. Actually, though the world calls it a Hindu culture, it is not a monopoly of the Hindus. it is for all human beings. It is actually "Manavata" – 'humanitarian view of life' – live and let live."

The Report from news media is misleading in the sense that Shri. Mohanji Bhagwat has used the word 'Hindu' as a cultural identity of the nation, and said that the content of this culture universal and is beneficial to all humanity. The newsmedia misquoted news and the heading based on it identify the word Hindu with some community.

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