Do you think it-s fair for Indian news channels to incite violence through hashtags like #PulwamaRevenge & #BadlaKab ?? - letsdiskuss
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Ruchika Dutta

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Do you think it-s fair for Indian news channels to incite violence through hashtags like #PulwamaRevenge & #BadlaKab ??


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At the moment, in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack, social media platforms are a hotbed of hatred. And a lot of credit for that goes to news channels.

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Honestly, it didn't come as a surprise. In the direction that Indian media has been heading for the past 4 years, their response to the Pulwama terror attack wasn't something unexpected.

We knew the news outlets with raise the nationalist propaganda. We knew they will spread hate and idea of revenge. And we, very certainly, knew that would mooch of people's legit emotions to make more money from advertisements.

(You think news channels are giving your emotions a voice? Look at that advertisement card floating somewhere on the screen, and then think again. They are making money off your emotions. And, in the garb of nationalism, they have been doing that for years now. And so insecure in their own ideas and ideologies, viewers fail to realize that they are being used by news channels to make money.)

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That fact that you even have to ask if "it's fair for Indian news channels to incite violence", it shows how far we have come in the wrong direction. We're now asking if inciting hatred and violence is okay or not. Fascinating for a country like India that takes pride in its democratic and liberal society.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting should take appropriate actions against news channels who are triggering the emotions of violence not necessarily against terrorists but all Kashmiris and group of other communities -- by labeling them as terrorists, anti-nationals, and Pak-sympathizers.

Sadly, as long as it's not NDTV, the government won't take any action against such news companies who are flaunting not just basic decency of journalism but provoking revenge and violence. Of course, a large part of that for that goes to the upcoming general elections 2019. By doing this, the government doesn’t want to upset the large population of nationalist voters.

Yes, Pulwama terror attack is the worst thing that can happen to us, as a country. But that isn’t a reason why we should mosh in hatred. Whether or not should the Indian army avenge the loss of 44 CRPF jawans, that decision should be left entirely on them.

So, to answer your question…

NO. NO. And NO!!!!