The tirade against "love jihad " recently on a prominent news channel (where panelists were heard asking that cross-communal marriages be forbidden by law) provoked strong protests from the liberals.
Reacting to these protests a food delivery app has agreed to “look into” its advertorial stakes in the said channel.
But activist-actress Swara Bhasker says she is not convinced by the app's liberal leniency. “I think that was just a standard response. We live in times when hate and lies have been normalised.”
Swara accuses mainstream news of fanning and fuelling hatred. “The mainstream news media today has become the most unreliable and irresponsible source of rabble rousing. When they are called out and their hate and bullying is held accountable they respond with trolling and more hate. But this is the pushback to hate from normal rational citizens. We must hold the media and the government accountable as citizens and as taxpayers.” Also Read: Swara Bhasker Asking Almighty To Give Her Strength To Face Bulls***T Invites Trolls
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