I sent the following letter to Editor Times of India on the above context .
It is an Open Letter to the Editor from a reader . For your review please.
Mr. Sunando Sengupta
Editor ,Times of India .
Thanks for the report "SC deplores harassment of scribes with multiple FIRs" by
Amit Anand Choudhary on 20 May 20 (Kolkata,) quite clearly states that Filing of
dozen FIRs by the same group of people in different High Courts for similar
charges tantamount to harassment However the report omitted the fact that
functionaries of Congress filed the FIRs and their names , and it was against news
anchor Arnab Goswami.
We noticed a very brief 4/5 line single column news of death of three persons by mob in
Palghar Maharashtra.in some Dailies in mid-April. On 20 April Republic TV brought the story . That on 16 April two Hindu monks of Varanasi Akhra , named Chekhani Maharaj Kalpabrikha Giri ,70 and Giri Swami ,35 and their driver Nilesh 35 was lynched to death by mob . Swamiji entreated the police officer to save them , who literally handed them over to the mob and remained with police contingent as mute
spectator to the murder .Your editorial "Palghar Horror "on 22 April 20 preferred even not to print the names and identities of sannyasi victims and dealt not much about them, but mostly about general state of security in India.,Attack on fearless journalist Arnab Goswami and his wife by Youth Congress leaders also was neglected in print media. Report on SC deliberations , I was surprised to find it only in your paper. Thanks for coverage.
Question arises. Media acts in a extreme biased manner on positioning of news or censoring.
Is it a censor of mutual convenience or a self-censor for benefit ?
Or a censor to keep the public passion at bay , even denying the Truth only on presumption
that the naked Truth may have unwelcome consequences.
In mid-April . couple of days after Palghar lynching , two Hindu seers were beaten
to death in U.P, .which also did not deserve more than several lines in Dailies of India.
.On May 25 in Nanded, Maharashtra a sadhu Shivcharia Pashupatinath 33 , and his
assistant were murdered in their abode. Mostly censored by India's own press.
However a very interesting story. It shows set-up of Hindu mind.One local Muhammed Auklak of UP
was lynched to death by mob in 2015 on baseless charge of carrying contraband beef . India media were
justly vocal against mob-act. New York Times reported the news of murder in
" Hindu India " with usual condemnation . Even at the death anniversary of Mohammed
Auklakh NYTimes printed a remembrance . Lynching of minority in India gets full cover ten
thousand miles away But mob-lynchings or torments subjected to Hindus in Bangladesh
or India considered not Fit to Print in NYT /West media as well even in India media. Not even when
monks are the victims..The double murder on May 25 hardly mattered .India's own Media work
this way. So the West have India's own media to authenticate them.
The practice of censor of news tormenting Hindus works as a double-edge sword against India.
and Hindus in India and abroad. Double whammy is when minority inflicting is super-flashed.
Such reports work to target India in various Forums-
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom ,USCIRF, in Agencies of
United Nations, in the platforms of Human Rights Organisations . Even after PM Narendra Modi's unprecedented headway for India in international theater of power it is so difficult to bring rapid change in perception . Amiable acquiesce nature of Hindus abroad do not help.
Media bias is a problem.A case in point, Jammu & Kashmir. Ancestral land - Hindus are living for generations for thousands of years, where others settled only several centuries back As recent as in 1990 devilish acts of murder, bloodbath, rape , arson, eviction destruction killed thousands and cleansed Hindus and Sikhs totaling close to five lakhs.. In their own secular India about four lakhs of majority people are still languishing now in camps in other states. The world does not know. Not even our own
people know much. Our own Medias self-censor in reality harms India , blemishes Hindus instead of appreciation. of open liberty the minority's enjoy even to convert the members of majority.
The media manipulated same way in Telenipara ,Bhadreswar Uluberia West Bengal just few days back.
One is taken aback that USCIRF cites India where Muslims are now about 16% from 8% of 1947
but no citation on Pakistan and Bangladesh where Hindus and Sikhs are now about 1% and 7% from
20% and 29%. It is irony when one from a raw theocracy talks to me of lack of secular exercise in India.
It is already late for media to start to flash the Truthful factual reporting. No bias .No censor. No cover-up on the pretext of curbing passion to incite flare-up.violence. Holiday from political correctness..Whole Truth will shut down the windows of Fake news,and Agendas. Readers will care less on social media and repose more Trust on Media.
Majority and minority have to learn to live with their own fair conduct to all to face fair reporting in media of New India.
Only whole Truth.