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NDTV Ban: It was Shocking and Exceptional, Says Opposition

NDTV Ban: It was Shocking and Exceptional, Says Opposition

The Congress party vice president and opposition party leaders had slammed the Government for putting a ban on popular news channel NDTV India. Rahul Gandhi on speaking with media said that the move of NDTV ban was shocking and unparalleled.

It seems like both opposition and ruling party to be heading for a battle on the one day ban executed on NDTV Hindi News channel for apparently negotiating national security during the coverage of Pathankot Terror Attack.

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However, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal slammed the Government for being strict. An agency report said that Delhi CM and Congress party leader Digvijay suggesting that TV channels and newspapers should show pluck and cease their operations for a day to register their protest.

BJD and CPI also joined in the list on blaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strict ways. Congress Party VP, Rahul Gandhi termed this ban on NDTV as “Shocking and unprecedented” while West Bengal Chief Minister said it as evocative of the emergency.

However, media biggies like the Editor’s Guide and the Broadcast Editor’s Association of India (BEA) also came forward to blast Government on NDTV Ban. They said that the decision to take one day ban on the channel was a direct disturb of the freedom of media.

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Meanwhile, the assault failed to get either BJP or the Government to sympathize. BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma vindicated that they stuck to their charge against NDTV India that it committed a big mistake by highlighting Pathankot Terror Attacks, sensitive assets.

The closed sources about the Government said that decision of ban of NDTV taken after following the process and started in January itself with proper notice. We already gave an opportunity to explain, but they didn’t respond well.

Barkha Dutt slams Arnab Goswami, Calls Narendra Modi’s ‘chamcha’

Barkha dutt slams Arnab Goswami

NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt yelled at her former colleague Arnab Goswami. Barkha criticised Goswami tagging “cowardly hypocrisy.” The Spat took place a day after Times Now Editor-in-Chief demand for strict action against “pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan” journalists on his primetime News-hour debate on July 26.Barkha dutt slams Arnab Goswami via social networking site became viral.

Barkha Dutt expressed disgust over tagging media ‘ProPakistanDrove’ and slams Arnab Goswami. She lashed out Goswami tagging “cowardly hypocrisy” Barkha tweeted about Times-Now and Arnab and questioned about his ‘chamchagiri.’

Barkha stated in a Facebook post that she is ashamed to be from the same industry as Goswami, who gave a call for stopping of media. Goswami labelled some channels ‘sympathizers of militants and pro-Pakistan’ and demanded stringent punishment for them. Barkha made a significant omission on the ‘ProPakistanDoves’ term used by him.

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She also questioned his muteness over the alliance agreement between BJP and PDP which tends them to talk with Pakistan and Hurriyat and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan surpass.This kind of open opposition is unusual in Indian media. But, Goswami encouraged argumentative declarations in recent course of the year. Times-now editor is blaming all criticism by them in the name ‘professional jealousy’ someone who is unable to tolerate the success of TimesNow.

Barkha mentioned her antipathy against the media’s silence on Goswami calling then ISI agents. “Imagine, a journalist actually exhorts the government to shut down sections of the media, misrepresents them as ISI agents and terror sympathisers, calls for them to be tried and acted against. And our fraternity remains locked into politically correct and timid silence,” wrote Barkha.

“Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried & punished. Is this man journalist? I am ashamed to be from same industry as him. What’s striking is his brazen and cowardly hypocrisy. So he drones on and on about Pro-Pakistan Doves without one word on the JK alliance agreement that commits the BJP and PDP to talks with Pakistan and Hurriyat and is silent on Modi’s own Pakistan outreach- neither of which I object to- but since Arnab Goswami measures patriotism by such views why he is so silent on the government? Chamchagiri?” Barkha on a Facebook post.

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Barkha got a tremendous response on Twitter for her tweet “Times Now calls for gagging of media & for journalists to be tried &punished. This man is a journalist? Ashamed to be from same industry as him.”