The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry decided to ban Kerala-based TV news channel MediaOne on account of its anti-national activities and commentaries. MediaOne handles visual media while Madhyamam handled the Jamaat-e-Islami print media. Jamaat-e-Islami is based out of Kozhikode and was inspired by none other than the dangerous Islamist Abul Ala Maududi.
Even though local courts have no jurisdiction over matters regarding national security, the Kerala high court went ahead and stayed the I&B ministry order and even extended the stay till the 7th of this month.
MediaOne claimed that the central government asked them to shut down without prior notice. In May 2021, 4 months prior to the expiry of their ten-year-old license, the I&B issued them a show-cause notice that their license was expiring in September. Ministry of Home Affairs clearances are required and MediaOne has been unable to satisfy conditions laid by laws.
The exact reasons remain unknown, but it is common knowledge that the channel and its affiliated organizations receive funds from foreign often enemy nations. MHA has not given the channel security clearance citing national security concerns and this is what MediaOne calls fascism.
I&B insiders revealed that the channel has faced multiple allegations of anti-Bharat reporting. During the Phulwama attacks, MediaOne painted a rosy picture of the terrorists and this report formed the basis of many media reports that came out of Pakistan and a few middle east countries. Similar stances were taken by them while reporting the anti-CAA protests in Delhi following which the channel was banned for 48 hours but was mysteriously let off the hook within a few hours.
Kerala high court now wants even more details as to why MediaOne was banned and wants the central government to hand over all evidence available with them. What’s worse is that courts brazenly asked the Maududi-inspired organization’s media cell to continue operations.
What has happened in Kerala is absurd, to say the least. The central government decided that a media channel based on Maududi ideologies had no part to play in our society and decided to shut it down. It’s all good till the point where courts asked for evidence but how could they ask the channel to continue their telecast is beyond logic.
Advocates representing the government submitted the essence of the matter in a sealed envelope and yet the court asked the government to submit the whole file and allowed MediaOne to operate till next Tuesday. If one were to go by the same logic as courts, security should be immediately withdrawn for the judges, threats should then be studied and not be reinstated until an unfortunate incident happens.
Why do courts fear the Jamaat-e-Islami? A local radical group headed by the Popular Front of India (PFI) jihadis marched towards the Kerala high court baying for blood following which the court meekly agreed that Akhila Hadiya could leave with her grooming jihadi ‘husband.’ That incident reminded the common citizens of Taliban courts since earlier court orders wanted the grooming jihad victim to remain with her parents. It is widely accepted that the total brainwashing of the victim took place during this vulnerable period.
Back then, a frustrated civil society as a whole remained silent and decided that the courts should handle the monster of their creation on their own. Unlike the PFI which is more Bharat-centric, the Jamaat-e-Islami is more globalized and even more dangerous.
That demonstration of strength in 2017 turned violent and 3,000 jihadis (actual numbers were around 10,000) were booked for threatening Kerala high court judges, disrupting traffic and raising provocative slogans. Astonishingly, though all the accused leaders were living in Ernakulam, not a single one of them was arrested. Police chanced upon a few the next year when they were searching for PFI terrorists after they had murdered a communist student leader named Abhimanyu.
Jamaat-e-Islami leaders prefer to remain hidden and use locals (HINOs included) to undertake their dirty work. That makes Jamaat-e-Islami even more dangerous than the PFI, and the courts know this. But such decisions that go beyond rationality only point to weaknesses within our judicial system. How did our judiciary become mere puppets in the hands of international terror organizations should be debated and rectified before it’s too late.
Even as Arabic speaking Taliban killed women and shot dead a woman who was a police officer just a few days ago before the Taliban took control, MediaOne was praising the radicals for their artistic skills.
Remembering 9/11, Madhyamam headlines proclaimed that a group of terrorists attacked American imperialism but conveniently forgot to mention Osama Bin Laden. Not long ago, the last flight carrying the American ground forces inside and a few unlucky local Afghans on its wings flew out of Kabul and the world watched in horror as the Taliban occupied Afghanistan.
Madhyamam headlines announced that the ‘occupation’ had ended and claimed that Afghanistan is moving towards freedom and later followed up by calling the Taliban a wonderful phenomenon. The courage to publish such Talibanism without second thoughts was gained by radical media houses since they had ample support from extreme Islamists based not just in Kerala but throughout the Muslim world. Other ‘unbiased’ stories can be read here.
No civilized ‘secular’ democratic society will accept Jamaat-e-Islami. Though they have recently come up with a political wing, fundamentally their ideology does not accept democracy. Fanaticism makes them believe that they are working for the kingdom of the one god and they will accept remuneration only from Allah. This is exactly why they have traditionally shunned government jobs.
Jamaat-e-Islami knew very well that such outdated bigotry will have few takers in modern society and started to slowly but surely evolve. Packaging was modernized and Hindus In Name Only (HINOs) were employed in large numbers. HINOs who worked for these foreign forces gave the package a secular face, something that they needed very badly, to survive in the corporate world of economic jihad and halal.
HinduPost had earlier revealed how journalists who had worked with media firms associated with Jamaat-e-Islami had said that the radical group was behind the purdah culture and media penetration in Kerala. The organization does not accept Kashmir to be part of Bharat.
Back in 2011 while inaugurating MediaOne, the then defense minister AK Antony said on stage that nowhere else on this planet will such a channel be allowed to operate. He knew exactly what he was doing and Jamaat-e-Islami knew that it was Antony who has pulled strings in Delhi to give birth to this Deobandhi channel. Intelligence reports had strongly opposed any such moves of the Jamaat-e-Islami but as claimed, Antony took care of things.
As soon as the ban news hit the airwaves, irrespective of their communist or Congress affiliation, so-called ‘journalists’ united and opposed the fascism of the central government. Out of the 20 members of parliament that Kerala sent to Delhi, 19 including Rahul Gandhi were from the Congress and its Islamist allies.
Hindus who voted for them certainly did not expect them to approach the I&B ministry to bail out MediaOne but that is exactly what transpired. They were seen shamelessly petitioning the government to allow the Maududi channel to operate. These incidents clearly prove that Jamat-e-Islami has deep assets all over Bharat and especially in Kerala.