Story on Vaidik–much ado about nothing:
As if heavens have fallen if Ved Pratap Vaidik, a journalist, met Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed. Members of Parliament belonging to opposition disrupted the House for two days in a row creating hell of an atmosphere with allegations that Vaidik was a RSS man and that he was sent to meet Saeed at the behest of the government. It was too much of an exaggeration that Vaidik was trying to bargain his view point, as alleged by the opposition, that Kashmir be made an independent nation. There are tens of thousands of people in the country who have their personal view point on some issue or the other and so is Vaidik and there are no laws and rules to corck up their free expressions. The opposition also raised their suspicions on modus operandi of releasing necessary visa to Vaidik to visit Pakistan for the purpose as if the Indian government was instrumental in the matter. Vaidik is a journalist and he himself explained that he has been meeting people of different shades and character all over the world in his capacity as such. What is wrong? All the journalists and media men including TV anchors have been doing it, and rightly so. Vaidik can’t be isolated as an exception. The issue was in no way worth causing a pandemonium in Parliament. Opposition appears to be falling short of an agenda of issues and for that matter they pick up the trivialities to create nuisance just for the heck of opposition which are in fact non starters. Parliamentarians like this actually need some tutorials to learn the requisite basics to direct their etiquette in Parliament only on issues which are relevant and positive seeing to it that they don’t unnecessarily waste most costly a time of the Indian Parliament.