After Asian Age and Mid-Day reports, the truth is out in the open. The “Misbah” case was just another case of a tenant-broker dispute, which was calculatingly blown out of proportion. It was blown out of proportion to create a dramatic prime time masala news on the national media. It was a carefully orchestrated strategy to send a message that minorities are not safe in “Modi’s India”. Misbah is no victim but she is one of those who purposely play the victim card to prove that the ruling party of the largest democracy of the world is not fair to its minorities.
A couple of days back a student faction called Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle in IIT Madras, which openly indulged in disdaining the prime minister of India was banned by IIT Madras. An autonomous institution has every right in the world to curb radical elements in the college. They have got a job to do and they have the legal and moral rights to do that. And they should be allowed to do their jobs. But the news traders of India made it look like Modi crushed the unfortunate students who were critical of him.
Less than a week back Zeeshan Khan stood as the mascot of prejudicial treatment of the minorities in India. He was deprived of a job offer by a private firm. The news traders of India made it the case of xenophobia against minority.
A couple of months back, Attacks on Churches were blown out of proportion. The media played the irked critic and accused the Government of being bigoted. The attacks were given communal colour. Most of the incidents were either inadvertent sabotage or trivial cases of burglary.
The ordinary, the naïve voter of India looked up to Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India to issue an elucidation, for each and every case. The thinking class is never the target audience of the news traders. It is the naïve who is taken for a ride. When lies are told repeatedly, they start appearing like truth and that is what happened with all these cases. And these will keep happening.
I fail to understand what the so called minorities of India want? With these false accusations what point do they wish to prove? And do they not understand that every time truth comes out in the open, they and their agenda stand exposed? Do they not understand that every time the truth comes out in open, they end up vexing the majority? Do they not understand that they are the legal and worthy sharers of an astonishingly tolerant nation? Do they wish to lead India to a path of bigotry? Do they want us to become Pakistan where every Kaafir is slain? Do they want us to become Bangladesh where secular bloggers are slashed in broad daylight?
And the media? What do you want? Do you want to become the immediate cause of a civil unrest in India? You are supposed to broadcast news, not produce them. Why does your “analysis” always paint the government in a bad light? Why do you make the minorities feel oppressed? Why do you make the majorities appear like bullies?
As a person who has friends from all religions and castes, as a person who has been to weddings and funerals of all creeds, as a person who has never discriminated anybody on the basis of religion let me confess that I am utterly devastated. We may be a talented nation. We may have the youngest workforce in the world. We may be the next big manufacturing economy of the world BUT unless some of us stop acting like victims, we can’t progress.
Image Credits: Firstpost.com(Oh the irony)