Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Another Shoe Throwing Incident

This time in India... A bit softer than that of Muntadhar's...

According to Nauman ka Pakistan Palaniappan Chidambaram, Indian Interior minister was speaking in Delhi about 1984 riots in which hundreds of Sikhs were killed.

The minister leaned back to avoid the hurled shoe which narrowly missed him.

The reporter was identified by local television channels as Jarnail Singh (not the leader of the famous Sikh religious group), a veteran correspondent with one of India's largest newspapers, the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran.

He was taken away by plainclothes police who tried to stop him from speaking to other journalists. It is not clear whether he has been formally arrested.

Soon afterwards, Mr Singh told TV news reporters that he regretted throwing the shoe but he felt that Mr Chidambaram was dodging the question.

"I just wanted to ask him how justice will be done, but he was not interested in answering the questions," he told CNN-IBN during a telephone interview from police custody.

"I don't think it was the right way, what I have done, but the issue is right."

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