Friday, September 10, 2010

A State of - & in - Denial !!?

This clip has been doing round on the net - on YouTube, Facebook and numerous other distributed sites since last few days.

Some reaction to this clip, are mentioned in this article:

  • "A formal case is being registered against the YouTube and Facebook networks and investigation is on to locate the persons responsible for uploading this baseless and malicious clip" a police spokesman told PTI.

  • ...the video has not been verified as yet and therefore "to attribute it to security forces with the intention of maligning them and spreading disaffection among the people is highly regrettable. Action shall also be taken against other organisations who tried to propagate it"

  • "No one has been able to authenticate the video so far," Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters... "Until it is authenticated and the persons identified, I think it would be unsafe to rely on such a video."

  • "Such a thing is not possible in Kashmir,” CRPF spokesman Prabhakar Tripathi was quoted by the Indian Express as saying. “The video seems manipulated to tarnish the image of the force and police.... In this place, even rape doesn’t remain a secret.”

    Worth reading too, is this article Kashmir’s Abu Gharaib? by Shuddhabrata Sengupta.