One of the beauties of a democracy is the right for freedom of expression. Anyone can virtually say anything they wish as per the values of India’s Constitution. One can come out and speak in anti-national vibes, or even describe the Prime Minister as a terrorist, and essentially, no one has the right to stop them.
Whilst free speech is great and all, it gives dumbo journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt the opportunity to spread false claims and propel their anti-Indian agenda across the media and the country. It is no secret that certain journos have been playing into the hands of those who have animosity towards India, indirectly fuelling violence and hatred across the country. Many reports have suggested that these dumbos have been providing sensitive information to separatist groups and jihadi leaders whose aim is to cause turmoil and uprising in Kashmir.
Just a few days after the Indian Army conducted a series of surgical strikes in Pakistani Occupied Kashmir, Barkha Dutt visited Kashmir to cover the story with NDTV. During her time in the valley, she put out a series of tweets giving a hint of how water can be used for infiltration purposes.
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) October 4, 2016
Just a few days later in Pampore, terrorists infiltrated an Indian military training camp. According to reports, the terrorists reached the outskirts of Srinagar via the river Jhelum, which flows from Kashmir through to PoK. Police statements mentioned that the terrorists, who were all killed by Indian Army jawans, used boats to cross the border.
Did they take on some friendly advice?
Barkha also walked along the LoC where she questioned BSF jawans as a part of her segment for NDTV. She questioned them on their patrol points and timings. Outraged citizens took to Twitter to slam Barkha for asking such questions, raising fears over national security. They also questioned why she was allowed in such a sensitive area in the first place.
This is the same Barkha Dutt that condemned the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani along the LoC, calling him the son of a headmaster. These are the same words used by Nawaz Sharif in his UN speech last month. I’m not insinuating anything though.
Breaking: Burhan Wani hizbul commander, son of school headmaster who used social media as weapon of war, killed in Anantag. BIG STORY
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) July 8, 2016
Like many in India’s political sphere, media players like Barkha have reverted to appeasing minorities and separatists as a way of dividing the country. It’s just a shame that people like her get in such positions of power and influence.
And people say India is intolerant. The simple fact that the likes of Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai are still the face of their respective news channels shows the country’s tolerance for their bullshit views. I guess that’s the thing about a democracy, we have to put up with people’s views, no matter how terrible or anti-national they are.