NEW DELHI: NEW DELHI: As Kasganj was simmering with violence, Aaj Tak journalist Rohith Sardana took on the task of spreading lies for inciting riots through a video blog.
Sardana Facebook post became viral on social media. Sardana asked questions like: tiranga Hindustan main nahin toh Pakistan main fehraya jaega kya? Desh ke andar aise kitne Pakistan panap rahe hain [If not in India, will the tricolour be hoisted in Pakistan? How many such Pakistans are breeding in India?]
Later, senior ABP journalist Abhishar Sharma has exposed his lie and accused news channel for igniting communal flames.
In a video, Sharma expressed his displeasure and cleared the misconceptions about the incident and called out Sardana’s bluff.
Many senior journalists, lawyers and social activists took to twitter appreciated him for his ability to tell the truth.
We need all owners to crackdown on journalists who are bigots disguised with cameras or bylines! Worse they're messing up your brand for the future! Anybody listening? RT please to get it noticed by bosses. https://t.co/rcYR3ol0w0
— dilip cherian (@DILIPtheCHERIAN) January 28, 2018
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) January 28, 2018
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) January 28, 2018
Kudos to you @abhisar_sharma for this. Personally going to lodge a formal complaint in BEA against these communal agents misusing the medium they have liberty of with no sense of responsibility. @aroonpurie @supriyapd @rahulkanwal @sardesairajdeep pic.twitter.com/dM29avoltK
— Dr. Neha Singh (@TheNehaTweets) January 28, 2018
This type of journalism is going to harm our country for long term …. #दंगाई_सरदाना जैसे लोग termites होते हैं … जो अपने देश को अंदर से खोखला बना रहे हैं … & We will not realise it before it is too late ….😢😢😢😢
— Veena D (@The_veenaD) January 28, 2018
Clashes broke out on Friday in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj City after members of right-wing organization entered in a Muslim dominated area and had an altercation with them who was in fact celebrating Republic Day.
Volunteers of VHP and ABVP taken out a bike rally carrying saffron flag started shouting ‘Hindustan Mein Rehna Hoga, Toh Vande Matram Kehna Hoga’ during a ‘Tiranga Yatra’. This led to clashes between the two groups.