Rajdeep Sardesai, the Left-leaning journalist interviewed a JNU professor Sucharitra Sen who was injured in the violence that rocked the JNU last Sunday. But while he interviewed, he didn’t reveal the fact that Sucharitra Sen is his close relative, thereby successfully endeavouring to certify the interview as unbiased.
Bengaluru: There are a few journalists who are self-proclaimed upholders of justice. They move around in the garb of conscience-keepers of the society but go any extent to keep their agenda hidden.
One such journalist who tops the list of Left-leaning journalists is Rajdeep Sardesai. When it comes to opposing Hindus or Hindutva or Right ideology or any decision that Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union home minister Amit Shah takes or be it student politics on university campuses, he is in the vanguard, invariably endeavouring to put his ideological opponents to the noose.
As we broach the issue of student politics, the latest news to have hit the stands is the violence on Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus. On Sunday (January 7) violence and vandalism broke out in the university, with many students and staff being hurt by rowdy elements.
Well, it is needless to say that Rajdeep Sardesai and his ilk have been shouting their lungs out since the news broke out. They have gone the extra mile to besmirch the reputation of ABVP in general and are itching hard to sully Amit Shah’s administration as the Delhi police comes under him.
At this juncture, it is pertinent to note that Rajdeep Sardesai interviewed a professor named Sucharitra Sen who works in the controversial university. She too came under the attack of the disdainful brutes who unleashed horror on the campus.
Of course, any human being, with his heart in the right place, would condemn such attacks.
But that is not the issue. Here’s the catch.
Sucharitra Sen is a close relative of Rajdeep Sardesai’s. and Rajdeep Sardesaid didn’t dare to mention the conflict of interest in his interview, with a bid to pass it off as fair and square.
Example of unethical journalism. Rajdeep didn’t disclose conflict of interest. Prof. Sucharita Sen is his close family/relative. He is trying to pass it off as an “unbiased interview”.— Abhinav Khare (@iabhinavKhare) January 7, 2020
And these people were once awarded Padam awards for “journalism”. 🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/xwKA9GU3AK
Rajdeep also goes on to claim that Sucharitra Sen’s spirit is undaunted and adds that none from the government or the JNU met her even once.
All said and done, the big question that remains unanswered is: Why didn’t a big speaking Rajdeep Sardesai, who portrays himself to be an epitome of virtues and values, tell the audience that he had conflict of interest?
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