Reality Check India

Hostage 1 – Hostage 13

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on May 1, 2006

Welcome to another realitycheck.

We are deeply sadded at the outrageous murder of Satyanarayana by the barbaric Taliban. We hope god gives his family the courage to get through this very tough time.

We also want to point out another realitycheck story – which would be shocking anywhere else in the world but in India.

13 abducted villagers killed by naxals

37 released villagers in a state of shock

http://www.hindu.com/2006/04/30/stories/2006043015800100.htm 

13 Villagers who were held hostage by the Naxalites were murdered yesterday. SO the story is like this.

  • Naxals barge into a village in Indias heartland (raipur/chattisgarh)
  • Abduct 52 villagers
  • Hold them hostage for 4-5 days
  • Select 13 of them
  • Kill them and throw their bodies
  • No one is captured or apprehended
  • Life goes on

This is not a newsworthy event for any news channel. No blogs care about it. Nothing is said – no action is taken against the perpetrators.

We feel for their families too. Let god give their family support to get through this murder. Their only sin was participating in a peace rally.

Realitycheck Lesson:

A vast part of India is lawless. Dont believe the media hype and venture into MP/AP/Chattisgarh/Bihar/Jharkand/Parts of Orissa/WB without protection. Chances are you will not come back alive.

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  1. Neha Ramchandani said, on May 1, 2006 at 10:47 am

    all i can say is tht it is extrememly sad that news channels in our country care more about celebrity couples than real news which needs to be brought to the attention of the public so tht something can be done about it. its “breaking news” when a politician sneezes or when dhoni hits a six but no one really cares about ppl dying……

  2. Ian said, on May 1, 2006 at 11:05 am

    I agree with Neha. News channels nowadays don’t seem to want to report for the sake of the news itself but only for what they can gain out of it. I’m not disoriented as far as their motives go, i mean yes they are set up with profit as a primary motive but the also have a responsibility to fulfil.


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