With what many claim as the strongest govt now at centre after a long time, it’s disappointing to see how a fiery journalistic voice is being muzzled in the open by what seems to be a pliant Mumbai Police. It’s been more than 7 hours #ArnabGoswami is being interrogated even as the culprits who attacked him have been granted bail. How pathetic!
Arnab looks strong as long as we fail to gauge his trauma of being dragged away from his office and made to delay breaking some more important stories that may otherwise go unreported!
Arnab’s body language may convey that he cares little for public support only as long as we fail to take cognizance of the fact that his own FIR against the Youth Congress attackers too needs to progress with similar war-footing and parallel questioning of the culprits to continue in parallel. Unless that happens, there is every chance the Arnabs of tomorrow may shed their dream of breaking honest stories and amassing courage to question the higher-ups in fear of such humiliations under a submissive security apparatus.
Arnab must win so we have some people left in the anti-dynasty ecosystem to bust the fake stories and pseudo theories being propagated by the dynasty rulers. Arnab must win to uphold the voice against the most corrupt dynasty that has fooled a country over a long period of time to rule over them. Arnab must win to establish that a self-made journalist can brew a storm when it is badly necessary, especially when the ruling establishment despite a thumping majority doesn’t have the guts to call a spade a spade and fails to advocate for the majority cause in fear of their secular image being tarnished.
Come what may, Arnab must win. His fiery voice should rock against the pliant, corrupt media barons who certainly arrest the pace of growth and evolution of India in multiple ways. And if nothing can be done to ensure that Arnab wins this, we are heading for even tougher times ahead! This is certainly not what the New India looks forward to.