Hindumisia (Hindudvesh) is deeply rooted in the English language media (ELM). They have often resorted to using pictures of Hindu sadhus in negative news, particularly rape news, related to Christian Padres or Islamic Maulvis. They also resort to targeting every aspect of Hindu culture including festivals.
Therefore, it hardly comes as a surprise that India Today resorted to editing out the vibhuti tika in a news on teenage grandmaster (GM) Praggnanandhaa. The stark contrast in the images used by India Today and other media outlets is ample proof that the image was deliberately edited by the former.
The vibhuti (sacred ash) is associated with Bhagwan Shiva and it is customary for Shivbhakts to sport it on the forehead. The deliberate editing out of the vibhuti reeks of Hindumisia and also highlights what ails the ELM. The ELM often resorts to such tricks to subtly spread hatred against the majority religion.
While the ELM is always ready to provide cover fire to the Islamist-secular-liberal cabal, they never miss an opportunity to denigrate the customs and rituals of the majority community. In January last year, in a classic show of dishonest journalism, the India Today group headed by Aroon Purie changed the religion of those involved in a superstitious act from Tamil Nadu. The original news story is about late constable Annai Indira from Dindigul in Tamil Nadu whose children were forced by a pastor to live with her decomposed body with the fake promise of resurrecting her like Jesus Christ.
HinduPost had earlier highlighted how the ELM had used the term ‘Baba’ in a news about one Aslam ‘curing’ people of Coronavirus. The representational picture by many media houses showed a Hindu Sanyasi and Headlines screamed ‘Baba’.
Every month we hear stories of how some ‘Tantrik’ defrauded or raped women. The representational picture in such news always shows a Hindu holy man. The actual culprit is almost always a Muslim. So why call them ‘Baba’ or ‘Tantrik’? Why not Maulana?
There are many such tricks employed by the Indian media and India Today’s latest report is in line with their deep-seated bias. Needless to say, there is a sinister design to malign the majority population with the media launching its Hindudveshi attack plumbing new lows of journalistic lows (not that we can expect anything better from them!).
The only thing we can do is relentlessly point out the bias of the Indian media even if it is unlikely to have an effect on them, it would at least serve the purpose of making the general public aware of the Hinduphobic tricks employed by them.