Iran is one of our neighbors , but we are hardly talking about it. We are talking about the Shiney rape case the T20 debacle and the US-push talks our Pm had with Mr 10%.
Indian coverage is almost nada! Most prominent dailys are adding tiny oneliners, not even talking about the rapid changes out there, while express is talking about more protests.
HT doesnt even really cover it
The events and rapid changes in Iran could be historic to say the least.
Never has a candidate said in open television debates,
That being the reaction of Mousavi when Ahmedinajad showed an inflation rate of 15% when it actually was 25%.
Never has a campaign been run by women so effectively and called the Mousavi-Rahnavard presidential race …
It is the first time technology, twitter, blogs, sms etc been used so effectively to campaign .
Never has the Ayatollah Khameni has been forced on the back foot ,since he first declare Ahmedinajad winner even before full counting was over.
Never has been so much open defiance in such a hostile environment!
Read Huffington post
In fact at one point, Mousavi’s supporters were shouting ‘thank you, thank you’ to the soldiers.
One woman went up to the special forces men, who normally are very brutal with Mr Mousavi’s supporters, and said ‘can you protect us from the Basij?’ He said ‘with God’s help’.
It was quite extraordinary because it looked as if the military authorities in Tehran have either taken a decision not to go on supporting the very brutal militia – which is always associated with the presidency here – or individual soldiers have made up their own mind that they’re tired of being associated with the kind of brutality that left seven dead yesterday – buried, by the way secretly by the police – and indeed the seven or eight students who were killed on the university campus 24 hours earlier.
Quite a lot of policeman are beginning to smile towards the demonstrators of Mr Mousavi, who are insisting there must be a new election because Mr Ahmadinejad wasn’t really elected. Quite an extraordinary scene.