Media Trial for Tharoor, Silence over Murder of Major’s Wife

When it comes to armed forces, a veil of secrecy pervades over its operations, justifiably so, for reasons of national security. No arguments there!

However, I don’t think excesses and crimes by Army personnel must be brushed under the carpet. Perhaps justice is served well through the court martial process. May be not, too!

While the media have conveniently buried the murder of an Army major’s wife by another Major smitten by her, they relentlessly pursue Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar.

I am surprised why the killing of a young woman by a Major does not get coverage. It is just as scandalous as other passion crimes, with the killer having made 3300 calls to victim over six months.

The question I have is how can the Army be trusted amid all reports of excesses against Kashmiri women and youth?

Finally, Mr Tharoor has been provided with some relief with the Delhi High Court granting him permission today to travel abroad.

G Joslin Vethakumar

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