Guwahati: Reacting sharply over the mentality of The New York Times
expecting an ‘anti-Hindu and anti-Modi’ correspondent in New Delhi, a forum of nationalist Indians commented that the so-called internationally acclaimed newspaper has only unmasked itself.
Patriotic People’s Front of Assam (PPFA), in a statement, also added that many Indian journalists often fall prey to such tactics by some western media organizations for their selfish interests.
The debate started with an advertisement looking for a NYT correspondent to cover India as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives, where its job description referred Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an advocator of a self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority
“India will soon surpass China in population, if it hasn’t already, and has ambitions of winning a greater voice on the world stage,” said the American daily newspaper terming its international border clashes with aggressive China as a drama playing out by the Modi led Union government. Always describing the democratically elected Bhartiya Janata Party led regime in New Delhi as the Hindu nationalist
government, NYT is known for spreading hatred towards India time to
“Can we assume that the media organization gets frustrated with the political-will of the Centre in moving to rival China’s economic and political heft in Asia,” questioned the PPFA statement adding that NYT has simply barred its dirty face to the world as a motivated, biased and distressed newspaper. The forum of northeast India also urges the people and more precisely the media fraternity to remain vigilant to
such global campaigns by many detrimental media groups.