Selective media, who outrage for special community, is silent on this news. Recent news is from Jabtaganj Mohalla, Nazibabad of Bijnor district where Hindus were forcefully stopped from worshiping Maa Durga. A Facebook post with video is viral on social media in which it is claimed that a Jagran in the name of Maa Durga was organized by Hindu community of that area. Some people from Muslim community objected and informed to UP police, asked them to stop this Jagran. In response to this objection, 3 PCR van came on the spot and forced people there to stop worship, even they forced them to displace statue of Maa Durga and forced to blow off ‘Akhand Jyoti’ of goddess too.
We can remember the news and pictures over media where people from other community offering their prayers on road and even police were protecting, diverging routes of that particular area. From the video uploaded, we can clearly see that how Yogi Police is helping Islamic radicals in the name of appeasement. Question should be asked to BJP spokespersons, why they are supporting appeasements in the states where they are ruling. Where they are not in government, raising voice in those states only. Is this not a selective approach by a so called ‘Hindutva Vadi Sarkar’? Is this ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’?
These types of news were common in west Bengal, where Mamata government stopped Hindus to put the statue of Maa Durga in their locality and even Hindus were stopped from offering prayers in Navratri. In recent months, we heard news where Calcutta High Court intervened and released a statement that government should not hamper majority sentiments in the name of minority appeasement. We can see Tapan Ghosh, Rupa and many more BJP leaders who are raising voice against minority appeasement in Bengal, but what about UP? Here, they are in government.
Media could highlight the name of men killed by mob by a hashtag ‘NotinMyName’ but at the same time they deleted Mohd Ayyub Pandit and Hindus killed by a particular mob. A simple robbery in the train can be attached with the name ‘Muslim’ for creating selective outrage by media but when ‘Hindus’ are targeted in real, media goes in indefinite silence. Is this journalism? No, this is appeasement journalism.