Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Pseudo-secular abound on your channel

Following is the transcript of famous Ravi Shankar Prasad & Barkha Dutt encounter in TV while discussing Ayodhya Verdict


and Ravi Sankar Prasad is with us. He is of course senior face in BJP and  was also one of senior advocate for one of Hindu groups ….. Ravi… How should we read this judgment according to you. There are some like Rajiv Dhawan who have argued on this channel that its a shocking one sided judgment other like the wakf board have said that its partially disappointing and your party has said that it paves the way for building of grand Mandir. What is the big message that you  take away .. Ravi from this judgment

Media Watch take: Please note she has not mentioned even a single person who was talking positively about the verdict

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Barkha let me tell you one thing very clearly.. today I am talking to you .. I will be very quick because I have to rush otherwise my plane will become late

I am not here to respond to the conventional Pseudo-secularist who are abound on your channel ..today my take is entirely different. I have got the entire judgment key points before me which I have brought from lucknow

Ram was a revered pious figure for the Hindus… Muslims never questioned. Ram was born in Ayodhya…. they never questioned. Ayodhya is sacred for Hindus…they never questioned. What they questioned was that this is not the place that the Hindus believe he was born. Issue 14, issue 22, Issue 19 has been decided clearly by a majority that this is the place where Ram was born which Hindu believe for last 1000 of years. This is a concept of deity exclusive to Hindus which I have argued and it has been accepted and Justice Khan without saying so said in so many words that before this mosque construction Hindu has treated that whole area to be a RamJanamsthan though not very specific disputed area

Now One Judge has allowed the Hindus plea completely … All the judges have dismissed the plea of Babri Masjid Action committee and Justice Sudhir Aggarwal along with DV Sharma has clearly held that the place where Ram Lalla is Virajmaan today is the place which Hindus believe for generation as the place of Birth

Now you may recall Barkha in the white paper in Narasimha Rao Govt and the Farooque Judgment also they have said if its proved is the birthplace of Lord ram, we will willing forgo our claim and today when there is a judicial determination ..What I said their in lucknow immediately there after .. I am appealing to your channel .. you are saying India has moved and I am appealing to new India and not to the pseudosecular India who are abound on your channel

Please accept this verdict with all humility… you have got the right to go and appeal but if you help the Hindus willingly to construct a temple at Janamsthan, it will pave the way to new resurgent India.. of trust … of amity barka interrupting and that India appeal which I am making today not as a BJP leader or a senior lawyer or a General Secretary of BJP or Member of Parliament or Chief Spokes person but as an Indian first barka interrupting and I am quite sure Barkha regardless of Pseudo-secularist who are abound on your channel (barka interrupting…..your) There is a India waiting to respond to that appeal


I was going to say to you that I dont know if Javed Akhtar is Pseudo Secularist  for you but Javed Akhtar for one hour has been saying that this is an opportunity for reconciliation and that Muslim community must take away a positive message from this verdict and join hands with the Hindus

Ravi Shankar Prasad Interrupting 

Barkha I am sorry for interrupting Barkha.. I know Javed Bhai I know his attitude towards this issue.. he is a good friend but I didn't mean Javed Sahab (barka interrupting…..maybe you)

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Rajiv Dhawan you talked about him.. he is a senior lawyer … I also know law a little not as big as he is barka grinning  But if muslims would have succeeded today had Mr. Dhawan maintained same attitude? This is downright double standard … Please today create an atmosphere of amity Barkha… and I am sure there is a big India which is going to respond India has moved on bout those who are bound in your channel haven't moved

Ravi interrupting

I dont know what you.. who you mean atleast you named one person Rajiv Dhawan but Ravi in that spirit of amity that you have spoken about .. we also got Shekar gupta joining us and Javed akhtar is laughing at what you have said barka grinning but I want to ask you in  this spirit of amity at this point should the BJP perhaps abandon issues like Kashi and Mathura .. should the BJP reach out to the muslims and say ok we have got a go ahead for our mandir but your mosque can comeup along side as well…Can we hear same amity from the BJP that you want from muslims 

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Barkha I know you will ask me this questions and you have been asking this question but is it the occasion for that to ask this question.. This is the larger question I am raising today Why your language .. your Body Language … your analysis does not change for the Barkha I have known for the last 10 years

When the judgment has given a new beginning today why you are not picking up the threads of that beginning

Barkha Interrupting 

you have not been watching you have not been watching me on TV you been in a flight we have been talking about a reconciliation all day (Ravi Shankar Prasad interrupting…..Barkha you are a good friend mine) Sorry you are making an assumption here go ahead

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Barkha what I am telling you…. you are my very good friend barkha I know your view on many things I am not discussing about that but I have a appeal today to a mindset beyond Barkha dutt this question (Barka interrupting…..  This not about Barkha Dutt . This is  about country ) A large part of India

Barkha Interrupting 

This not about Barkha Dutt . its about country sir .. you didn't answer my question. I am simply saying I accept your point. (Ravi interrupting Barkha Barkha) Let me first say I accept your point. There is an opportunity for reconciliation here.  I am simply saying what can BJP do to also enhance this envirment of reconcilation.. Ravi iska to please aap jawab de

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Barkha my reply is very simple I don't owe this reply to Barkha Dutt but when the reconciliation would start a lot f positive vibes would come about but what is my worry is before my appeal has even responded to al the derailment process I see on NDTV. That is something I don't appreciate


  1. Sept 30 will be marked in golden letters in Indian History and the way Ravi Shankar left his passive attitude and opened up his assertive and aggressive self was a great treat. For once, Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai wriggled under the precision of his valid questions.

    Thanks a lot for documenting this. On Youtube, NDTV safely removed all the parts where Ravi Shankar Prasad ji called Barkha's selective myopia and published the video. Now, even if NDTV chooses to remove the whole of Ravi Shankar ji's comments from web, we have a documented version with us.

    Just one correction though,

    "... a concept of DT exclusive to Hindus which I have argued and it has been accepted..."

    What Ravi Shankar must have referred here was "deity", as in Sri Rama. You would want to replace "DT" with "deity". Thanks.

  2. hallo sirji,

    Good analysis. I have also done similar on my blog where I have taken imaginary interview of one of the secular news channel's frustrated reporter over ayodhya verdict.


    Please give your remarks.