How the Hindutavis are trying to glorify and justifyi it | From Delhi to Kerala right thinking, secular minded journalists and civil society members are on the roads protesting against this ghastly murder. (Part.2) # Sikh Nation supports and stands with liberal media and condemn the acts of violence against journalist | But alas ! If media would have stood by the truth in June 1984 & November 84, Indian state would not have gotten away with dastardly acts of genocide then present sorry state of affairs could have been averted.
ਪੱਤਰਕਾਰ ਗੌਰੀ ਲੰਕੇਸ਼ ਦਾ ਕਤਲ : ਕਿਵੇਂ ਹਿੰਦੂਤਵੀ ਇਸ ਕਤਲ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਇਜ਼ ਠਹਿਰਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਵਡਿਆ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ | ਦਿੱਲੀ ਤੋਂ ਕੇਰਲਾ ਤੱਕ ਸਾਰੇ ਇਸ ਕਤਲ ਖਿਲਾਫ ਸੜਕਾਂ ਤੇ ਆ ਕੇ ਵਿਰੋਧ ਕਰ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ # ਸਿੱਖ ਕੌਮ ਉਦਾਰਵਾਦੀ ਮੀਡੀਆ ਨਾਲ ਖੜਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਪਤਰਕਾਰ ਖਿਲਾਫ ਹਿੰਸਾ ਦੀ ਨਿੰਦਾ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ | ਜੇ ਮੀਡੀਆ ਨੇ 1984 ਅਤੇ ਨਵੰਬਰ 1984 ਵਿੱਚ ਸੱਚ ਦਾ ਸਾਥ ਦਿੱਤਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਤਾਂ ਅੱਜ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਹੁਕੂਮਤ ਇਸ ਹੱਦ ਤੱਕ ਨਾ ਜਾਂਦੀ
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
New Delhi: Minutes after news of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh’s assassination spread on social media, a vocal section of the digital Right not only applauded the gruesome crime but also resorted to whataboutery to justify her killing.
Lankesh, an independent journalist who edited her own Kannada weekly, was shot dead outside her house by unidentified men in Bangalore on Tuesday night. She had been a fierce critic of the Hindutva organisations and their divisive politics. As if on cue, right-wing activists started justifying or even celebrating her killing.
“Jaisi karni vaisi bharni (as you sow so shall you reap)”, tweeted Ashish Mishra, social media advisor for the ministry of information and technology:
Mishra is followed by union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Twitter. Another such tweet was posted by a man who describes himself as a ‘Hindu nationalist’ and is followed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.
Translated into English, his tweet reads: “A bitch has died a dog’s death and now all the pups are whining in one voice”
Prasad on Wednesday unfollowed Mishra and tweeted:
However, Modi still continues to follow him and Dadhich on Twitter.
Another account followed by Modi tweeted a photo of Lankesh with JNU student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid saying that “God had a different plan for them”.
Wondering why the prime minister follows such handles? In February, The Wire‘s editor-at-large Raghu Karnad conducted an experiment by following the same accounts as Narendra Modi and found out that the PM’s personal Twitter feed is filled with rancour and distortion.
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