The chief minister, V S Achuthananthan starts speaking from the 27-28th second of the video. There are at two places the video is broken (cut). Even the question asked to him is NOT shown [UPDATE0: Imagine how a person will answer to a question like this – “Haven’t Sandeep’s father told you before that not even a dog should enter my house. Why did you go then?“]. In this attempt I am explaining a word-to-word translation and explanation of CM’s statements.
He Starts….[0:28 to 0:43]
കര്ണ്ണാടകത്തിലെ chief minister-ഉം പരിവാരങ്ങളും വരുന്നതിന്റെ കൂടെ … അല്ലെങ്കില് അതിനു മുമ്പോ, കേരളത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും മറ്റും കൂടെ വന്നില്ല…. ഒരാളും തിരിഞ്ഞു നോക്കിയില്ല…. അതില് വികാരവിക്ഷോഭിതനായി എന്ന്….
The word-to-word translation,
Along with the Karnataka chief minister and his team…. or even before, the Kerala chief minister didn’t come… everyone from Kerala turned their back…. and he got over it…
Sandeep’s father got emotional over the fact that Kerala Chief minister or his representative couldn’t attend the funeral with or even before the Karnataka chief minister.
Kerala CM resumes speaking after the <CUT> [0:44-0:48]
കര്ണ്ണാടകത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും കേരളത്തിലെ മുഖ്യമന്ത്രിയും നമ്മുക്കൊരുമിച്ച് പോകാമെന്ന് ഇവിടെ അറിയിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ടോ?
Did the Karnatka CM had messaged anything to visit the home together?
The controversial part of the footage comes after the next <CUT> [0:49-end]
സന്ദീപിന്റെ വീടല്ലനെങ്കില് ഒരു പട്ടി തിരിഞ്ഞുനോക്കുമോ അവിടെ?സന്ദീപിന്റെ കുടുംബം, സന്ദീപിന്റെ പിതാവ്, സന്ദീപിന്റെ മാതാവ്, സന്ദീപിന്റെ കുടുംബാംഗങ്ങള് എന്നിവരോടുള്ള ഞങ്ങളുടെ attachment…. ഒരു പ്രത്യേകമല്ലേ അത്? അതു മനസ്സിലാക്കുവാന് ഉണ്ണികൃഷ്ണനെപ്പോലിള്ള ഒരു soldier-ന്റെ പിതാവിന് കഴിയേണ്ടതല്ലേ?
Had it not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced in. Sandeeps family, Sandeeps father, Sandeeps mother, Sandeeps family members, the attachment we have for them… that is very special, right? A soldiers father should have understood those?
Had it not been Sandeep’s house, not even a dog would have glanced in. The attachment we have with Sandeep’s family, Sandeep’s father, Sandeep’s mother, Sandeep’s family members is very special. A soldiers father should have understood those feelings.
Now, please tell me where he (Kerala CM) had insulted Major. Sandeep’s family?. Why ONLY the first sentence in his quote was colored and made in BOLD (in the footage)?
This is where I criticize the media of communist bashing! This is CHEATING! The TimesNOW had cheated ALL OF YOU!
The TimesNOW channel should publish the unedited footage of the interview if they have the minimal ethics/morals a journalist is expected to possess. It is so pity that the media is sensationalizing the issue just to score ahead in viewership by capitalizing the patriotic emotions of people.
I can understand it when non-Malayalam speaking friends criticize the CM, because they can ONLY swallow what TimesNOW says. Let me express by protest against my Malayalee friends who could understand Malayalam very well, consciously and will-fully became a part of this fact-hijacking footage by TimesNOW that too in the name of patriotism. Shame on YOU for capitalizing the fellow country-men’s patriotic emotions for satisfying your anti-communist needs.
Q0. Karat had criticized CM’s remarks, CM had apologized and still what you are blabbering?
Their actions are completely political….just to save their face. My actions are completely personal, to expose the TRUTH, to explain MY STAND!… “I fear no DOGS”
Q1. Are you a Communist?
I am NOT a member of any of the main-stream left party and don’t wish to join, as of now, in the near future. But I am a staunch leftist.
Q2. So you blindly support CPI(M) or CPI for all their actions?
Read Q4. in this FAQ. (scroll down)
I wish if you could read Malayalam, so that you can read this beautiful post.
“May be patriotism is the adrenaline rush you get when watching the final overs of a 20-20 match for most of you… that is NOT the same for me and many others!“