This is Victor Mallet’s (of FT) coverage of India’s flood relief response efforts in Jammu & Kashmir. This is the coverage in Bloomberg. Not that Bloomberg’s was scrupulously fair and objective – there was no need to talk about 2002 here – but it certainly was miles ahead of FT’s blatant bias and one-sided reporting with no attempt to verify allegations and innuendoes. Sample this:
Hameeda Bano, a professor of English and women’s rights activist, talks of “a deliberate genocidal attempt by the government of India”. Her husband, Nayeem Khan, a politician who heads the Jammu and Kashmir National Front, echoes local complaints that the Indian security forces, with their helicopters and boats – who say they saved nearly 200,000 people – rescued their own troops first, followed by Indian tourists and construction workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and ignored Kashmiris except for a few sorties for the benefit of television.
Such reporting is repetitive, tiresome and sickening. The intent of the West is as transparent as water and their sincerity is as transparent as mud.
Coming soon after his report on the allure of Modi fading for foreign companies, he could consider changing his name to Victor Malicious Mallet.