Guwahati: New York Times is receiving criticism for its job posting of a correspondent in India.
Reacting sharply to the mentality of The New York Times expecting an ‘anti-Hindu and anti-Modi’ correspondent in New Delhi, a forum of nationalists 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 Asian journalists
often fall prey to such tactics frame by western media organizations for their selfish interest.
The debate started with an advertisement looking for an NYT correspondent to cover Bharat and Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives, where its job description referred to 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 the aggressive Chinese forces 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 Bharat from time to time.
“Can we assume that the media organization gets frustrated with the political-will, shown by the saffron government at the Centre is moving to rival China’s economic and political heft in Asia,” questioned the PPFA statement adding that NYT has simply exposed itself as a motivated, biased, and distressed newspaper to the world.
The patriotic forum also urges the people and more precisely the media fraternity to remain vigilant against such global campaigns by detrimental media groups on and off.