Saturday, December 9, 2023

American media provides “biased” coverage of India: EAM Jaishankar

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EAM Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, criticised the American media for its “biassed” portrayal of India. He was speaking to an audience of Indian Americans from all around the nation.

On Sunday, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar attacked The Washington Post and other members of the mainstream American media for their allegedly biassed coverage of India.

“I watch the news. You may be aware of some publications, including one in this area, you can predict exactly what they will write “In the middle of laughing and clapping, Jaishankar informed a group of Indian-Americans from across the nation.

The famous Washington Post is a leading American newspaper that is currently owned by Jeff Bezos of Amazon and is based in Washington, DC.

“My point is that there are prejudices and attempts to determine. In fact, some of these debating parties are going to leave India as India continues on its course and the individuals who believe they were India’s guardians and creators continue to lose ground there “In response to a query regarding the rise of anti-Indian forces in this nation, Jaishankar said.

Such organisations “are not winning in India,” he claimed. Such organisations will attempt to win outside of India or attempt to reshape India from outside, the minister noted.

“It is important for us to be aware of this. Contesting is vital. It’s crucial not to sit back and allow other people define me because most Americans won’t be familiar with the subtleties and intricacies of back home. As a community, I believe that is something that is crucial for us “said he.

In response to a query regarding the misrepresentation of the Kashmir conflict in the capital of the United States, the EAM stated that if a terrorist incident occurs, it will result in fatalities regardless of the victim’s religion, whether they were a victim of an attack on government employees or regular citizens.

“How frequently do you hear people mentioning it or even saying it? Take a look at the media coverage. What does the media report on and what does it not report on? That is how beliefs and perceptions are genuinely formed, “explained he.

“The Internet being down is the subject of much song and dance. What can I say if you’ve gotten to the point where you think an Internet outage is more harmful than someone dying?” As the audience applauded, Jaishankar spoke.

“Take a look at issue A (Article) 370. The Constitution’s short-lived clause was finally repealed. This was meant to be a majority decision. This was meant to be a majority rule. I think the facts are biassed and the way things are presented makes it difficult to believe what was happening in Kashmir was not majoritarian. What is right and wrong are unclear. Politics is actually at play here “said he.

“We must not abandon it. We ought to challenge it. Education is important. The story should be shaped. It’s a cutthroat world out there. We must spread our messages. My message to you is this”, he said.

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