Secular Intolerance ?
If there were any doubts whether the Mainstream media, so called “liberals” etc were loosing their objectivity and is heavily biased against the Modi regime and sensationalize any sporadic incidents of violence committed by few hindu fanatics then describe it as a consequence of the BJP rule but fail to show even half the vigor and intensity in reporting incidents of violence committed by fanatics of minority religion then my doubts have been laid to rest by the developments of last week.
From the last week or so, there have been 3 incidents of communalism involving fanatics of minority religion:
- The incident in Malda where there has been violent protests by muslims in which 2 people survived bullet injuries and a police station was ransacked against a local leader kamlesh tiwary alleged to make defamatory comments against Prophet.
2. Kazi Masum Akthar a headmaster in a Madrassa in Agra has been assaulted by few Maulanas. Whats his offense? he taught national anthem to few kids !
3. In Noida authorities uncovered a forcible conversion center where kids were torchered and converted to christianity.
One would expect that MSM to highlight these, express outrage and debate it but surprise surprise, it has been muted on these so far barring few exceptions, and the eminent personalities of the Award returning brigade have disappeared rather i would say they have been exposed, they are not outraging on these issues because it does not fit into their narrative of ‘rising intolerance because of modi’
compare this coverage of MSM to the that of the church attacks in delhi, news channels conducted endless debates on how people under modi felt emboldened and have resorted to communal violence by attacking churches, all these incidents were subsequently proved to be of non communal nature and each incident was un related to other, just to site the nature of these attacks, 2 of them were burglary, 1 was due to few drunken goons, 1 other was due to a group of kids while playing hit the widow pane with a ball.
for these incidents they cried wolf and branded them communal attacks on minority religions, and as a result even Obama bothered to give a small critique on religious freedom in India although without naming modi.
In view of this over zealous coverage of communal incidents i would like to ask the following questions to “seculars “ of our nation :
why no outrage over malda ?
why no awards are being returned for intolerance in West bengal ?
Why no one is calling Mamta or TMC is being called Communal ?
Why the Top journalists are not asking PM Modi to respond and condemn such incidents ?
Are these incidents of intolerance Secular ?