SHOE THROWING

  • Shoe'ing politicians away a valid form of protest? June 7, 2011

    After Iraqi journalist spearheaded the shoe throwing revolution, take a look at the other politicians who have been given the boot. ...
  • Omar shoethrower in hospital for high BP August 16, 2010

    Srinagar: The juniorlevel police officer who flung a shoe at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during the Independence Day function in the highsecurity Bakshi Stadium on Sunday is in hospital because of high blood pressure soon after being arrested for throwing his shoe. Reports said he might have used...
  • Shoethrowing Iraqi journalist wants Swiss asylum September 22, 2009

    Geneva: Iraqi journalist Muntadhar alZaidi, who threw his shoes at former US president George W Bush, said he wants political asylum in Switzerland, a Swiss channel reported on Monday. In parts of an interview posted on the website of TSR, a Frenchlanguage channel, alZaidi said he preferred Switzerland as it was...
  • Iraqi journo who threw shoe at Bush released from jail September 15, 2009

    Baghdad: An Iraqi reporter who shot to worldwide fame when he hurled his shoe at then US President George W Bush was released from prison on Tuesday, accusing the Iraqi guards who seized him of beating and electrocuting him. Muntazer alZaidi, whose outburst during a news conference last December chimed with...
  • Shoethrowing Iraq journo to be freed today September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: The Iraqi TV journalist who threw his shoe at former US president George Bush could walk free on Monday. The single action of throwing his shoe at the then US president transformed Muntadhar alZaidi into an icon for the Arab world. Bush was unhurt but it deeply embarrassed...
  • Watch: Campaign 2009, funny side up May 12, 2009

    General Elections 2009 witnessed some rare scenes. ...
  • PM shoeed | Politicos condemn | 'Modi must apologise' April 27, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress demanded an apology from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after a man flung a shoe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an election rally in Ahmedabad on Sunday. BJP condemned the shoethrowing incident and Priyanka Gandhi called it an act not befitting Indian culture. ...
  • Politicos say shoethrowing not our culture April 26, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become another statistic in the string of shoegate incidents this political season. The fourth major political leader to be targeted with shoes in this election season, Mammohan Singh was not actually hit by the shoe a white sneakerthat landed far short of him...
  • Shoethrowing not Indian tradition, says Priyanka April 26, 2009

    Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh): Congress star campaigner Priyanka Vadra on Thursday condemned the incident of shoe hurling at the Prime Minister's rally in Ahmedabad, saying this does not fit in Indian tradition. If there is a problem, there are two ways to express it wrong way and the right...
  • Narendra Modi must apologise to PM: Cong April 26, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress demanded an apology from Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after a man flung a shoe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an election rally in Ahmedabad on Sunday. "It is absolutely shocking... Modi has to apologise for what has been done to the PM. It is an...
  • Shoehurling the in thing this election season April 25, 2009

    New Delhi: After candlelight vigils, shoe hurling seems to be the in thing for protestors with the latest news being villagers practicing shoehurling to hit nonperforming politicians. So as the leaders do some serious soul searching and the janta (public) laces up its boots, CNNIBN takes a look at how...
  • Tytler demands CBI probe into PC shoethrowing incident April 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Suspecting a conspiracy to oust him from the Lok Sabha poll race, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday demanded a CBI probe into the incident of shoethrowing by a journalist on Home Minister P Chidambaram which led to the party's withdrawal of his candidature. ...
  • How to shoe a neta away? Just aim and shoot April 18, 2009

    If you thought all the shoethrowing this election season is a bit too much, you haven't seen anything yet. In a UP village, villagers are practising their aim for their netas. ...
  • Cyrus gets PC's reaction on shoe throwing incident April 13, 2009

    A Sikh journalist on Tuesday threw his shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram to protest against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) deciding not to prosecute Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for the 1984 antiSikh riots. ...
  • Sheila Dikshit welcomes Cong move to drop Tytler April 10, 2009

    Allahabad: Congress high command's decision to drop the names of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar from its list of candidates has quite a few takers within the party. Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had said its a sensible move. She was speaking to the CNNIBN while campaigning in Allahabad. CNNIBN:...
  • Congress may ask Tytler to step down April 9, 2009

    New Delhi: The Congress may finally blink. Senior party leaders have advised Congress leader Jagdish Tytler to take a conscience call and withdraw from the elections as he awaits court verdict in the 1984 riots case, according to sources. Congress sources have also told CNNIBN that the party may withdraw Tytler...
  • Sikh grievance legitimate, says Chidambaram April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday admitted that the Sikh community had "legitimate grievances" on the 1984 antiSikh riots in which just a few people have been convicted. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Rajdeep Sardesai and Meetu Jain just a day after a Sikh journalist, Jarnail Singh,...
  • Tytler claims Akali Dal behind shoethrowing incident April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: With Congress adopting a "wait and watch" approach on the issue of Jagdish Tytler's candidature, the controversial leader on Wednesday blamed the Akali Dal for the shoehurling incident, even as he put forward an unfazed exterior and continued with his campaign trail in Delhi. Candidate from Northeast Delhi, Tytler's...
  • To field Tytler or not? Cong leaders do a rethink April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: With the 1984 antiSikh riots back in the headlines just a week before General Elections begin, a sense of disquiet gripped the Congress on Wednesday with many leaders favouring a rethink on whether or not to field tainted candidates Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar. A day after a Sikh...
  • Face the Elections: Sikh anger may bring Cong down April 8, 2009

    Sikh journalist Jarnail Singh threw a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram over the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) clean chit to Congress Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 antiSikh riots case. Just a few days ago the Congress office in Jalandhar was set on fire over the same issue....
  • Tytler refutes talk of Congress' denial of poll ticket April 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Congressman Jagadish Tytler steered clear of the issue of his candidature becoming suspect after the shoe throwing incident in New Delhi. He said Dekhenge and that was very casually said. The word 'reconsider' was never used. I mean why would it be? Just because I have got a...
  • Journo regrets error, but wants justice April 8, 2009

    CNNIBN: Are you feeling completely apologetic about what you did throwing a shoe on the Home Minister of the country? Jarnail Singh: I am feeling apologetic because as a journalist I should not have done it. It's not our duty. It's not part of our job to protest, so as...
  • Anger against politicians spills out on to streets April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: It is not just the 1984 antiSikh riots that has the public upset. More recent instance of public anger forcing politicians to act or apologise has been played out across television networks over the last six months in India. There was outrage in Mumbai just days after...
  • Spotlight on antiSikh riots after shoethrowing act April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The 1984 antiSikh riots, under the spotlight again after a journalist on Tuesday tossed a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram, were triggered by the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi. Here is a recap: The October 31 assassination by Indira Gandhi's two Sikh bodyguards at her...
  • Family, friends shocked by Singh's shoethrowing act April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The Dainik Jagran group has promised to take disciplinary action against journalist Jarnail Singh who threw a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday in New Delhi. Jarnail Singh also regretted his method of protest but felt that his fight for justice was right. Even Singh's family was...
  • Journo questions Minister, loses cool April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram became the target of Sikh anger on Tuesday as a senior journalist flung his shoe at him at a press conference in New Delhi. The journalist, Jarnail Singh, was angry at the Central Bureau of Investigation's clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in...
  • Amar Singh raises doubts over CBI's neutrality April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Tuesday used the incident of a Sikh journalist hurling a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram to attack the Congress and raise doubts over the CBI's neutrality. "The way Delhi burnt during the 1984 antiSikh riots, its wounds are yet to heal," he...
  • Way was wrong, but issue was right: Jarnail Singh April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: The way was wrong but the issue was right, journalist Jarnail Singh said on Tuesday after hurling a shoe at Home Minister P Chidambaram as an expression of "deep anguish" over the clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on the 1984 antiSikh riots. Asserting that he did...
  • Journalist throws shoe at Chidambaram April 7, 2009

    New Delhi: There was high drama during Home Minister P Chidambarams press conference in New Delhi when a journalist threw a shoe at the minister. Chidambaram was speaking with journalists at the Congress headquarters when the incident took place. A Sikh journalist, Jarnail Singh, from Hindi daily Dainik Jagran asked Chidambaram a...
  • Baghdad holds rally for the bush show thrower February 19, 2009

    Baghdad: A rally was held for Muntadhar alZaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former US president George Bush. The rally was held in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood. Protesters demanded alZaidi's release, warning of "grave consequences" if he was not freed. Muntadhar alZaidi's trial in the assualt case starts...