5.12.2006

Sorry, No Riots in India

If you happen to come across reports of rioting in India, don't believe them; not yet, anyway. One online news source, reporting on the call for a hunger strike by a small group of Indian Catholics, slapped a bogus headline on the article, calling the incident a riot. Knowing how things propagate on the internet, I rather imagine you might see that headline repeated elsewhere.

But I checked the facts, such as they are, and no riot has yet been reported.

2 Comments:

lazyollibran said...

hey, ur claim that there are no riots in india owing to DVC is not altogether correct... riots not necessairly mean and include arson and arrests or tear gas... but hey the christians did tear off posters and burn the books... Infact only today, have five 'wise' men cleared the screening. Gerson D'Cunha being one of them,,, saying look at it as a work of fiction with hisory in the background...

23:50  
Greg Wright said...

Hello! My post attempted to distinguish between relatively small and peaceful protests and riots, that's all -- reflecting my feeling that the headline was misleading. According to dictionary definitions of "riot": 1. A wild or turbulent disturbance created by a large number of people. 2. (Law) A violent disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled for a common purpose.

The Indian protests were, apparently, neither wild, turbulent or violent. So I think the use of the term "riot" is sensationalist and inaccurate.

07:23  

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