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Are Journalists In India Facing The Worst In Modi Era?

Are Journalists In India Facing The Worst In Modi Era?

At present, the journalists in India, are facing a tough situation in the Narendra Modi Era. From Gauri Lankesh to Shujaat Bukhari. Often it is said that the situation of journalists in a country showcases how democracy is being practiced in a nation-state. Throughout the history of the world, it is evident that all dictators have come up with censorships and calling for the state-sponsored biased news feed.

Indira Gandhi’s emergency era also reminds such a grim reality where hundreds of media houses were virtually shut down and journalists being put behind the bars.

At present, the journalists in India, are facing a tough situation in the Narendra Modi era. From Gauri Lankesh to Shujaat Bukhari – the situation is indeed alarming where the country has failed to safeguard the fourth state. In other words, the newspapers and digital media houses are earning profits but press freedom is shrinking considerably.

The assassination of Journalist Shujaat Bukhari is Kashmir is another path-breaking incident which is not to be forgotten in the days to come. Shujaat Bukhari was the editor of the Rising Kashmir daily and he became the mouthpiece of Kashmir, not only with national recognition but also getting acclaimed all over the world. He was a very common face, an active personality at conferences and also as a journalist, editor, and publisher.

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In one of his last tweets, the ace journalist categorically tweeted that he was a ‘quasi-Islamist’ and responsible for ‘biased reportage’. “In #Kashmir, we have done Journalism with pride and will continue to highlight what happens on the ground,” Bukhari tweeted.

Altogether, he was against the government and also against the militancy. His death is actually a sad end to the honest journalistic effort. From a bigger perspective, his death is an end to transparent journalism in the valley.

Regarding Gauri Lankesh it can be said that the motive of the killers was to eliminate her as she dugged deep in corruption. There are innumerable such deaths or killings which time and again prove that all is not well in the journalistic domain in Narendra Modi era.

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There is no denying the fact that these ‘matters’ are seriously going to hurt Narendra Modi in upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, scheduled next year.

The opposition parties do have the moral right to highlight how press freedom has lost its shape under the saffron regime and that is not something which is good for the Indian democracy. Who knows, the names Shujaat Bukhari, Gauri Lankesh can end up haunting the Modi – Shah duo in next year.

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