Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has written a stinging letter to the BBC, educating it on the way it has resorted to a one-sided coverage of the anti-Hindu Delhi riots and at the same time, dishonouring its invitation for an event
Bengaluru: In a move that can be seen as a strict communication that India won’t be taking anything lying down if external forces continue to intimidate it, Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the CEO of Prasar Bharati has refused to accept an invitation from BBC.
The BBC had invited him to the BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year Awards Night.
But why has he rejected the invite?
Well, that is because of the biased coverage of the BBC of the anti-Hindu Delhi riots.
He cited an article written by Yogita Limaye on March 3, 2020. It is stated that the author has resorted to covering only one side of the story, thereby effectively not giving the other side a chance to put forth its views.
The author also intentionally doesn’t talk about the deaths of police constable Ratan Lal or Ankit Sharma, the IB officer who was killed allegedly by AAP corporator Tahir.
The CEO points out this fact: “It was dismaying that the BBC has filed such a one-sided version of the incidents of violence in Delhi which rather than help break the cycle of violence has only contributed to further vitiating the atmosphere while insinuating the brave men and women in uniform who are charged with the onerous responsibility of maintaining law and order.”
He also exhorted the BBC to respect the sovereignty of nations and urged it to work together with the Indian broadcaster in the greater public interest. He also added that he hopes the BBC would review its editorial views on reports of such nature.
All that the CAA does is to grant citizenship to persecuted minorities of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
As the countries are declared Islamic nations, Muslims, even if persecuted do not fall under religious persecution, which the CAA addresses.
But the Congress and its coterie have resorted to a wilful campaign of lies in order to spread havoc and hateful feelings against the BJP.
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Last Updated Mar 5, 2020, 1:46 PM IST