By- Subhash Chandra Agrawal
(Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist)
Silence of Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on ‘the mystery woman in red’ marching in front row of Indian contingent at inaugural function of London Olympics is equally mysterious, especially when Indian Olympics Association (IOA) has officially lodged a complaint in this regard. It is even more significant that the woman was prominently highlighted in the shortest 22-second TV-coverage of marching Indian sportspersons in largely-viewed ceremony across the world. There are many possibilities about the mysterious woman including also her being some close relation or friend of some prominent Indian personality, bureaucrat, diplomat or politician. Matter affects security of Indian sportspersons at a time when sword of global terror and militancy hangs over London Olympics as well. Union government should also report the matter at Interpol.
MEA should take up both the matters namely mystery woman marching in Indian contingent, and negligible TV-coverage of India’s participation in the Opening Ceremony of London Olympics strongly both with British Government and organizers of Olympic Games. before the serious issue fades from minds of Indian people and media. An immediate statement from MEA is of utmost importance in larger national and public interest. In case mystery woman was sent on behest of some Indian personality, it should be so revealed including about action taken against any such person.