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    Indians block Musharraf press conference in censorship drama

    http://www.nytimes.com/2001/07/17/in...al/17INDI.html


    ....The scene of the blunt-talking general breaking the diplomatic china was just part of a day full of surprises, the most troubling of which occurred after the talks broke off. More than a hundred journalists rushed to the hotel where General Musharraf had gone to bid Mr. Vajpayee farewell. For an hour and a half, they waited outside the gates. The Islamabad journalist, Ms. Zehra, who had come to the meeting as a guest commentator for the state television station, spoke intensely on a mobile phone to the general's chief of staff, who was inside the gates, then circulated with his account of what he called the Indians' inconstancy.

    She said the chief of staff had also told her that the general had wanted to hold a news conference, but that the Indians had refused on security grounds which left some Pakistani journalists simmering with anger at the insult. Just before midnight, the general's entourage of 33 vehicles, illuminated by flashing red and blue lights, streaked past the waiting journalists, who then crammed into cars to return to the hotel where they were based to wait for an Indian statement.

    After Ms. Rao read out the single paragraph, outraged Pakistani journalists began shouting out questions about why democratic India had denied the general a place to hold a news conference. She refused to answer any questions, but they chased her and four members of her staff into the lobby. An Indian official who witnessed the incident said India's press team literally ran away. One journalist hit Ms. Rao on the shoulder, while others pushed and shoved the staff. "How can they do that to a lady?" Sanjay Verma, a member of Ms. Rao's staff, asked.

    The shouting was still going on when more journalists poured out of the Indians' news conference. Khalid Hanif, chief reporter for the Daily Jang in Islamabad, was emotionally and loudly demanding to know why the general had not been allowed to hold a news conference. It was a rancorous ending to a meeting that was supposed to bring India and Pakistan together. As she left the hotel where the reporters had been waiting for the general, Ms. Zehra sighed and said: "What a pity. It's finished. Let's go home."

    #2
    Again?
    So much for democracy!!!
    And they complain about the pakistan media!!!

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    Our's not to reason why,
    Our's but to do and die:
    You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

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      #3
      Originally posted by CM:
      Again?
      So much for democracy!!!
      And they complain about the pakistan media!!!


      Can you distinguish between a democracy and demoncracy?

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        #4


        I haven't enjoyed the Indo-Pak talks ever before. You watch BBC and see Indians journalists roasted and now these measures really make Indians looks stupid.

        The tables seems to be turning for India in my opinion.

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          #5
          Mushy, forgot that he was in India not in Pakistan he has to abide by Indian rules. Millitary rule doesn't work in India, he has no appreciation for the art of diplomacy or knowledge of his limits in a foreign country.

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            #6
            After Ms. Rao read out the single paragraph, outraged Pakistani journalists began shouting out questions about why democratic India had denied the general a place to hold a news conference


            The Agra Summit has exposed the true power structure in India once and for all. Vajpaiyee is nothing but a silent puppet, while Advani is the real ruler of HINDUstan. Advani is a dicatatorial bigot to the core, the leader of the demolition of Babri Masjid. It is only natural that this dictator in the wings would muzzle the Indian media.

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              #7
              Originally posted by CM:
              What does this have to do with the fact that india blocked the press conference!!
              You know how to read??
              Or is the idiot translator not working???

              India is host country they can block if they want to..Mushy is not in Pakistan. He seems to think he has free rein he can call the press conference, if he wants to while he is in India. Mushy already steped on Indian toes when he sneakingly got the Paki cameras in and televised the breakfast meeting on PTV.

              Take a prozac u seems to flying off the handle..



              [This message has been edited by Rani (edited July 17, 2001).]

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                #8
                Originally posted by Rani:
                Nope..i read somewhere that Indian public was very annoyed at the comments made by Mushy at breakfast meeting all the exitment at the arrival of Pakis vanished. I will post the article later on..

                [This message has been edited by Rani (edited July 17, 2001).]
                What you can read?
                From your posts i doubt that is possible.
                The indians are upset who cares.
                The rest of the world sees it as a victory for the Great CE.

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                Our's not to reason why,
                Our's but to do and die:
                You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Rani:
                  India is host country they can block if they want to..Mushy is not in Pakistan. Everything in India is done according to the will of Indians.

                  Take a prozac u seems to flying off the handle..

                  Firstly in a DEMOCRACY YOU SHOULD NOT stop the media.
                  Second prozac is a anti-depressent, so it makes you more active!
                  You been thinking???

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                  Our's not to reason why,
                  Our's but to do and die:
                  You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Rani:
                    Mushy, forgot that he was in India not in Pakistan he has to abide by Indian rules. Millitary rule doesn't work in India, he has no appreciation for the art of diplomacy or knowledge of his limits in a foreign country.
                    Rani,

                    You indian cried so much about freedom of speech and freedom of media. where is your freedom of media on such a important occasion?? OR shall we say you indian do anly lip service to freedom of media and democracy?

                    btw what is your indian rule regarding press conference? Does your politicians get state permission before opening their mouth?




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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Rani:
                      India is host country they can block if they want to..(edited July 17, 2001).]

                      hehehehe you right women... A dictatorship can cut freedom of speach at will. remember Kargil and Kashmir a paradise lost. Ohhhh too many examples of demoncracy..

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Rani:
                        Mushy, forgot that he was in India not in Pakistan he has to abide by Indian rules. Millitary rule doesn't work in India, he has no appreciation for the art of diplomacy or knowledge of his limits in a foreign country.
                        RANI,
                        Agreed,..But who invited him,..and why,..who was so anxious to talk with him.Who was giving him red carpet welcome,...?
                        Musharaf being the Army man,..did a great job than any politician,...even he out-smarted a Vajoo too.
                        He was right on the message and was open with media,..while india was busy censoring his press conference,..theye didn't even wanted him to hold press comference before leaving for Pakistan,...you know why,,....India knew there low mentality and stupidity will be exposed,..while Indian media lraedy knows who was sincere and who wasn't,......
                        Just wait for the time my comrades,...everything will be crystal clear,....
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                        A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Insaaniat:
                          Rani,

                          You indian cried so much about freedom of speech and freedom of media. where is your freedom of media on such a important occasion?? OR shall we say you indian do anly lip service to freedom of media and democracy?

                          btw what is your indian rule regarding press conference? Does your politicians get state permission before opening their mouth?



                          Spot on brother.

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                            #14
                            btw what is your indian rule regarding press conference? Does your politicians get state permission before opening their mouth?

                            Mushy is not our elected politician..he is a dictator from an enemy country. Usually the norm is that camera from both the countries are present and press are warned that the show is going to televised he broke that norm at breakfast meeting. He should have played by the rules. All this was in retalliation of his breaking the rules..India didn't want to deal with him.

                            As far as i am concerned he should have been allowed to speak..it would have made no diff in the out come or what Indian would have thought of him.

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                              #15
                              "Mushy is not our elected politician..he is a dictator from an enemy country"

                              I did not bother Vajoo in inviting him to India and giving him the red carpet treatment

                              "As far as i am concerned he should have been allowed to speak"

                              The indian government dont care what you think, Thats how democracy works

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