Arnab Goswami ‘s zeal for truth, his stands on various social issues and the fact that he is unapologetic about them has always been a bitter pill to swallow for the left-liberals, who believe in Muslim appeasement more than anything else. His tough stand regarding the Tablighi Jamaat meet at Nizamuddin Markaz has therefore faced the ire of left-liberals and Islamists masqueraded as journalists alike.
The meeting of the Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz, and the subsequent incidents, have undoubtedly rocked the Nation. Far from going in quarantine like socially responsible Indian citizens, the Muslims who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet have since then been hiding in several places and mosques all over India, thereby spreading the virus among the common citizens, which has resulted in a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases all over India. Most importantly, they have spread the disease in states like Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, which until a few days back, had not a single case of COVID-19.
As if this wasn’t enough,some of these Muslims have deliberately spat on healthcare officials,abused female doctors and nurses in the most vulgar way, and have fired on the police in Kannauj when they were being forcibly taken into quarantine.The brazenness of these people hailing from the “peaceful community” has baffled many.
Arnab Goswami, founder of the Republic TV network, had in one of the recent debates said that the Tablighi Jamaat meet was “not a rule, but an exception.” He had even asked Indians not to communalise the incident. But he had been tough with those who were justifying the conduct of the people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet in his debate, and hadn’t hesitated from slamming them. He had also vented out his anger at Maulana Saad,who had organized the meet. Maulana Saad, in a leaked audio, is heard asking the Muslims to stay in mosques since Allah would protect them from the COVID-19 virus.
This was enough for the left-liberals,who have been appeasing Muslims to a point of no return, to turn against him and abuse him in the worst way possible. Arfa Khanum Sherwani, senior editor of the dubious The Wire, had even gone to the extent of calling him a terrorist in one of her tweets. Other left-liberals with blue ticks on their Twitter accounts have abused him in the worst way possible.
However, any person who is not a stranger to the field of politics and keeps a track of recent events should know how The Wire often spreads misinformation and peddles fake news. The founder and chief editor of The Wire, Mr.Siddharth Varadarajan already has an FIR lodged against him for spreading misinformation against the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr.Yogi Adityanath.
Arfa Khanum Sherwani herself is a hardcore Islamist masqueraded as a journalist and a hypocrite to the core.In one of her tweets she had explained why “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” is communal, while in another tweet she justified why slogans like “Lailaha illallah” and “Allahu Akbar” are not communal, fundamentalist or Islamist.
The people who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meet have undoubtedly committed a crime against humanity. Just when India was winning the war against the COVID-19 virus, these people stimulated the community spread of the virus. And on the top of it, their blatant defiance of government orders and their utter misconduct against the doctors, nurses and police have angered the common citizens of India.
Like 99% of Indians,Arnab Goswami too had been greatly angered by the conduct of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees, and he had vented it out in his debate.He had slammed Maulana Saad, who actually should be behind bars right now. The fact that he hails from Assam, and Assam until a few days back hadn’t a single case of COVID-19 has only added fuel to his anger.
In fact,he had successfully echoed the feelings of the common Indian citizens, the daily wage labourers and businessmen who are facing indiscriminate losses through his words. Republic TV, unlike Aaj Tak, doesn’t play Antakshari instead of reporting. Republic TV, unlike NDTV, The Wire and The Quint, doesn’t spread misinformation among the people.
And even if Arnab Goswami had committed a mistake,fake news peddlers like The Wire, Islamists like Arfa Khanum Sherwani, and the Indian left-liberals whose focus remains on appeasing the Muslim community should be the last persons to speak a word against him.