19 Aug 2008
Shameless Pro-Separatist Bias on Kashmir
And the culprits are: NDTV 24X7, CNN-IBN, and Headlines Today

The tragedy of Republic of India has been that under the garb of freedom of speech and press, armchair pseudo-secular journalists / electronic media channels have been shamelessly advocating the idea of aazadi (freedom) in Kashmir, without even realizing the gravity of what it means for the country.

In a country where you’ve journalists like Barkha Dutt, Sagarika Ghosh, Rajdeep Sardesai, and the likes of them, we’ve a danger within, of having a school of thought, which only presents a lop-sided pro-jihadi, pro-separatist viewpoint on Kashmir. If they have their way, balkanization of India, starting with secession of Kashmir, should be kick started at the earliest under the garb of addressing the so-called genuine aspirations of the people of Muslim-majority Kashmir.

The need of the hour is for all honorable nationalistic forces to rise to the occasion and call a bluff to the malicious disinformation campaign unleashed by these pseudo-secularist forces in the mainstream Indian media, at any cost. Joining their bandwagon is Arundhati Roy, so-called social activist and celebrated author, who standing on the same platform as Syed Ali Shah Geelani, openly dared to declare their support to the separatist elements in Kashmir – what worse can be the tragedy and misfortune of this nation.

All the so-called Indian electronic media channels have only Kashmiri Muslims as their reporters / correspondents in Jammu and Kashmir – as such the pro-anti-national bias in their coverage is understandable.

The sentiments of the pro-India forces in Jammu have been so hurt that NDTV office in Jammu was targeted, with a police handout saying that the SAYSS activists vandalized the office causing extensive damage to the property of the office. To defend its biased coverage, within few minutes, NDTV came out with a handout, which denied that there was extensive damage to the property of their office.

If NDTV 24X7, CNN-IBN, and Headlines Today have any sense of responsibility they should present facts without getting opinionated in favor of antinational forces. Otherwise the nation and the people of this country will never forgive them. Better late than never.
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