Zainab Sikander, a practising journalist, made fun of Deepak Chaurasia, a correspondent from News Nation who was reporting from Shaheen Bagh.
Bengaluru: Journalists should always motivate people to have their own views. They should be the last to promote physical violence, that too in the line of duty.
But a video has gone viral on social media in which a journalist Deepak Chaurasia of News Nation was attacked by a lynch mob as he reported from Shaheen Bagh. Attacking anyone, that too a reporting correspondent, is entirely unacceptable.
And what’s more shocking and appalling is how Zainab Sikander who works for the portal run by the Editor Guild president supported the mob lynching of her counterpart.
She even put out a sarcastic tweet saying, “Shaheen bagh was rather polite to you Chaurasia”
Watch the assault here:
Shaheen bagh was rather polite to you Chaurasia https://t.co/CRanb77q6X— Zainab Sikander (@zainabsikander) January 24, 2020
It all began with AAP’s Amanullah Khan making a speech, claiming that CAA will somehow target and strip the Muslims of their voting rights.
The area which is making a lot of headlines, is more or less like a slum, with dingy lanes, power cables hanging dangerously across the street. Several journalists have made a beeline to cover the protests, with a view to bring disrepute to the Narendra Modi government.
Not only at Shaheen Bagh, the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act across the country have only proved emphatically that the participants have either not read the act fully or have wantonly abstained from reading, with the obvious intention of creating violence and vandalism in the society. Now, you can also add that fact that they are being bribed to take part in the protests.
All that the CAA is does is to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh who have been residing in India hitherto December 31, 2014. What is essentially a one-time offer to integrate the minorities socially and emotionally with India is being seen as a divisive and communal.
The Act enables around 32000 minority members to become citizens of India.
Refusing to bog down, Union home minister Amit Shah has categorically reiterated that the government won’t roll back the CAA, come what may.
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Last Updated Jan 25, 2020, 11:16 AM IST