EXPRESS REPORT ABOUT ARMY MOVEMENT RECALLS TO MIND A DISTURBING EVENT OF 1989

April 6, 2012

The most shocking news of this week has been the front page story carried by New Delhi’s Indian Express last Wednesday (April 4). This news story had a 6-column banner headline: THE JANUARY NIGHT RAISINA HILL WAS SPOOKED. The sub-heading reads: Two Army Units moved towards Delhi without notifying Government.

 

vijai-kpoorIf one reads the April 4 report thoroughly, and the several follow-up stories published on April 5, one would have to concede that the reports are extremely alarming and, as BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad has commented, reveal “Government-Army ties at an all time low”. The Indian Express story this week does highlight how deep is the trust deficit pervading the

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