After the Mumbai Attack, Media is crying with slogans like “Enough is Enough”, “India Wants Action” etc., Mean while people who voted in the Assembly elections did not even care about Mumbai attacks. All they need is their everyday bread and butter. When prices of food items are at peak, no one has time to worry about the causes and action for Mumbai attack except the Media elites and Urban people who don’t have much to worry about except watching TV and debate about it…
As much as the carnage, it is nonsense to talk about “action” which always means an Armed Action similar to what USA did in Afghanistan after the 9/11. Whatever USA did, we have to understand that India is not USA and Pakistan is not Taliban. Pakistan is a Nuclear state with equal Military power like India. India is not USA. India’s Military myth got exposed by its poor home land security and Intelligence.
Pakistan itself is being targeted by the Terrorists. Pakistan is paying the price for developing the Islamic extremism by its own politicians, ISI, Army and others. Even today the Moderate Pakistan is trying to get away from the Islamic extremism. Same situation in India also, where Moderate India is trying to get away from the Saffron Terrorists and Islamic Fundamentalists
So, it makes no sense to keep raising the slogan “Enough is Enough”. People who raise this slogan will be happy if India targets positions in Pakistan. But what they don’t understand is this will raise Anti-India sentiments in Pakistan and will help the Islamic Fundamentalists Agenda to destabilise Pakistan. A Moderate and Democratic Pakistan is the need of the hour. Targeting Pakistan is not going to help anyone including India. Any action by India will have negative consequences for peace in the region.
Indian Media is always trying to create an illusion about Public Opinion. The 24×7 channels are watched by a minority section of the Indian Population. So, even if the entire 100% of the TV Audience accepts the channels position, it hardly represents a handful percentage of the Indian Population.
In spite of this fact, Indian Media using its TV Audience as a Base creating the hype that entire India Needs Action. More than Action against Pakistan, entire India need affordable food, primary education and health care.
If Media really cares for the country, they should talk about the poor who are suffering in the small towns and villages. They even overlooked the Flood Situation in the rest of the country when they were covering the 5 star hotels such as Taj and Oberoi. That is the pathetic state of Indian Media.