An article in Organiser, “BJP on the Media Trial”, slams media houses that investigated the “exodus of Hindus” from Kairana. Just as MP Hukum Singh released the list of Hindu families that had migrated, the media “jumped to verify if the list was incorrect”, the report says. “The omniscient anchors with their trusted field investigators were ready with their stuff” to improve TRPs, the report adds. The article claims that though mediapersons spoke to the MP, “the conversation was abruptly terminated possibly because Hukum Singh retorted back asking them to identify a single Muslim family having migrated out of fear”. “Well! That is for the objectivity,” the article says.
According to Organiser, the “fact” is “the local goons were from the Muslim (not minority, rather excessive local majority of more than 90 per cent) majority community and that they were harassing the traders.” “The survey conductors emphasised that these Muslim community goons were a nuisance to both the communities.” However, “not one (media) team could identify a Muslim trader having been killed on account of having not paid hafta, but all those murdered were Hindus.” “Not one Muslim family could come out and say they too faced the personal threats,” the article claims, asking “why could these ground zero teams from two celebrated channels with… well-equipped personnel not identify a single Muslim trader who was threatened, leave alone killed?”
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An article on the Orlando killings in Panchjanya says if “Omar Mateen had remained alive and faced a trial in Shariat Court, then he would have not been considered guilty”. Many Muslim leaders condemned the killings but “hardly anyone termed it anti-Islamic”. “It is not a coincidence that the rulers of Islamic countries like Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Iran did not say anything on the Orlando incident,” it says.
These Muslim countries have declared homosexuality a crime, which fetches even capital punishment. “Hence, according to Islamic law, Omar Mateen behaved in a right way,” it says. As far as Omar is considered guilty before the American law, then many Muslim leaders of the world have repeatedly said that “the law, constitution of any country has no relevance before Islam”.
The US President Barack Obama is “fudging the issue” when he says “the US needs control on arms, as if the real criminal of the Orlando incident was a rifle”. “By this count, the prime accused of the 9/11 incident was a airplane,” it says.
Upper hand in RS
Commenting on the recent Rajya Sabha elections which has led to the BJP improving its tally in the upper house, the editorial in Organiser says “the tone and tenor of our national politics is suddenly transformed” after the polls. It claims that a consensus is now building on GST and “issue-based support is voluntarily assured to the government by chief ministers like Mamata (Banerjee) and Jayalalithaa”. According to Organiser, the RS elections, with another round scheduled in July, “can be a gamechanger for the national political calculus in three ways”.
While the ruling NDA will still be in a minority in the upper house, the present elections are “certainly going to give a tactical edge” to the NDA. The gap between the BJP and the Congress has narrowed and “has reduced the Congress’s ability to monopolise the agenda”.
“The next round of elections in July will further isolate the Congress in Parliament,” it says. Though the non-BJP, non-Congress parties have 90 members in the Rajya Sabha, they “do not have a consolidated agenda as they have their state specific preferences”. The editorial expects realignment in favour of NDA and believes that leaders like Jayalalithaa will support the NDA if concerns of Tamil Nadu are addressed. This may “introduce us to the new phase of cooperative federalism”, the article concludes.