S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, has criticised the mainstream media in America, including The Washington Post for their biased coverage of India.
“I look at media. Jaishankar spoke to a group of Indian-Americans across the country, amid laughter and applause.
The Washington Post, a prestigious national newspaper published in Washington DC, is currently owned by Jeff Bezos from Amazon.
To answer a question about the rise in anti-Indian militias in India, Jaishankar stated that there are biases.
He stated that such groups are not winning in India. These groups, he said, would try to win outside or shape India from the outside.
This is something we must be aware of. It is crucial to fight. It’s not because Americans don’t know the nuances or complexities back home. So, it is important to contest. He said that this is something that I believe is important for us as a community.
Jaishankar responded to a question about misrepresentation regarding the Kashmir issue in Washington, DC. He stated that if there’s a terrorist attack, it doesn’t matter to what faith the victim is.
He said, “If Indian soldiers or Indian policemen are abducted; If people are working for the government or citizens going about their daily business, who will die?
“How often do people talk about it? Pronouncing it? In fact, we should look at media coverage. The External Affairs Minister inquired: “What does the media cover and what doesn’t the media cover?”
He emphasized that this is how opinions and perceptions are formed.
“There’s a lot of music and dancing about the Internet being cut. “Now, if you reach the stage where an Internet cut is more deadly than the loss of human lives, then what do you say?” Jaishankar exclaimed to the crowd amid applause.
“You can see A (Article 370-issue. This was supposed to be an act by the majority. This was supposed to be majoritarian. Please tell me, what happened in Kashmir that was not majoritarian. It is difficult to know what is correct and wrong. This is politics at its best. It should not be ignored. It should be challenged. We must educate. We need to shape the narrative. It is a highly competitive world. We must get our messages across. He said, “That is my message to You.”
We are not serving our country or our beliefs or our sense of right and wrong if we stay out of these discussions. We all have opinions and we should share them. It is important to educate others about right and wrong. It’s mind-boggling to me that the entire 370 Jammu Kashmir situation is being considered. Jaishankar stated that something whose merits are so obvious, shouldn’t there be any people who think differently.