Thursday, September 6, 2012

Disinformation and Bollywood

Here is an extract from Wikipedia on Disinformation. Before reading the article, one should know the meaning of Disinformation First.

" Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. For this reason, it is synonymous with and sometimes called black propaganda. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.
Unlike traditional propaganda techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions. A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).
Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with many easily disproved false claims. "
 From the above one can understand it very clearly that disinformation is a tactic to spread falsehood in the society, so that when the truth comes before our eyes, we will support the falsehood. Many nations took a stand to include Disinformation in the acts of Terrorism. But in India the Laws are yet ti be changed to give effect in this regard. 

Indian Film Industry i.e. Bollywood is also playing a great role in disinformation. The main disinformation that is being spread is related to the Status of Muslims in India, Sponsors of Terrorism in India, Love Jehad etc. 

Here in this article I will try to bring reality of some of Movies. 

Lets start with the movie "SARFAROSH".  Realized in the year 1999,  directed byJohn Matthew Matthan and starred Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre and Naseeruddin Shah. John started working on Sarfarosh in 1992. Seven years were spent on the research, pre-production and production till it finally released in 1999. The film dealt with an Indian police officer's fight to stop cross-border terrorism. The film was released at the time of the Kargil conflict when tensions between India and Pakistan were high. The film was critically successful and did well at the box office. 

Here are the key points of the Movie -

1. The Naxals (through the character Veeran) are linked with the Pakistan based terrorists, from whom they get their arms.

2. Religious Hindus (through the character  "Mirchi Seth" Rambandhu Gupt who was an Astrologer) are supporting the Terrorists to bring the arms across the Border.

3. If a Muslim Officer (through the character of Inspector Salim) does a minor mistake, he is treated as if a terrorist himself and kept ousted.

The motive behind such a story was just to feed in the Mind of the Indians that Muslims are really treated as second grade citizens in India, they are always suspected without reason. Where as the most religious people like Mirchi seth are infact supporting the terrorists. And terrorists do not have any religion. 

Fine, now lets see the reality. In India Muslims are treated as if the owners of the Land. The Prime Minister declares that the first right of the properties of this land belongs to the Muslims. Inspite of hundreds of Court Orders a Muslim Religious Leader can not be arrested, where as a Hindu Religious Leader was arrested without clothes in the Mid Night from his House (Shankaracharya of Kamakoti pith). Most of the terrorism activities are carried by the Muslims in in most cases they are proven guilty too. Many well educated and well earned Muslims are involved in the acts of terrorism, which created suspect in the hearts of all. So far not a single religious Hindu is found to be supporter of Pakistan based Terrorism. Even the criminals like Chhota Rajan are against Pak sponsored terrorism.

But to conceal all these facts,  and to fool the Indians, Sarforsh tried to say the false. And many of us enjoyed the movie and may have believed the lies spread by the Movie.

Continued ...

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