NDTV – Freedom to Commit Fraud

By: Parmanand Pandey

On the recommendation of one of my friends, I watched a programme on the NDTV pertaining to the CBI raids on the premises of its owners.

I found it to be totally hollow, bereft of any logic, unconvincing and unappealing bordering on the rave and ranting of an incoherent person. Is it not shocking that a raid on a law-violating defaulter is being termed as an attack on the freedom of speech and expression?

How many times NDTV has stood by the side of workers, farmers and exploited people of the country?

The misdeeds and corrupt activities of the owners of the NDTV are the worst kept secrets. Many of the journalists working for it have brought enough disrepute for the journalism that they hardly enjoy any trust or the confidence of the people. At the same time, many employees have been thrown out of job by the management for making genuine demands.

There are examples galore when the NDTV has been found to be siding with anarchists and the forces, which are inimical to the interests of the country.

Can NDTV and its owners claim to be on different pedestal of the law of the land? We know it for certain that most of media owners are the worst violators of the law. Labour laws are thrown to the dustbin with gay abandon by the media proprietors.

Needless to say, Dainik Jagran, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhaskar, Prabhat Khabar, Anand Bazar Patrika, Eenadu, India Today and countless other big and medium newspapers care two hoots for any law enforcing agencies because they wield enormous blackmailing power. The less said about the Editors Guild of India the better. It is the body of those editors, who are always ready to dance to the tune of their owners, engendering repulsion and hatred.

Let NDTV submit itself to the investigation of agencies without unnecessary hue and cry.

There is one thing that is loud and clear that nobody will muster courage to impose emergency again in this country. Times have changed, generations have changed, technology- induced information has empowered public to the extent that it will foil any attempt of snatching the freedom of speech and expression.

Those who are scaring others in the name of emergency are doing so to sub-serve their interests and therefore one should guard oneself against such fear mongers. These crocodiles have gained expertise in provoking others with their artificial tears to fish in the troubled waters. Beware of them.

We may further add that the freedom of press, fraud in financial matters and being agent of sinister foreign powers are three things pole apart.

In this list the third one is the most dangerous, the second one is the dangerous and the first one is the commendable behaviour.

NDTV has the combination of the second and the third elements. It is a very dangerous cocktail for the security of our nation.

Now, the effort of NDTV to add the colour of the first element to this cocktail is to hoodwink the people.

The Indian state would be well advised to make this case a good example to set a precedent to follow.

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  1. Santanu Dey
    Jun 07, 2017 @ 13:55:11

    It is said a person’s character is revealed by the kind of people he/she associates with – here it is more appropriate to state that NDTV’s character as an organization is aptly revealed by the kind of people it employs in positions of power, each and everyone of whom leaves a lot to be desired from their caring-for-the-nation point of view (how about Barkha Dutt as an example?). As if that was not enough – this News Trading House has proved themselves to be corrupt to the backbone; and M/s Pronoy Roy and company has expectedly started following the footsteps of its political backers – the Italian/Indian Congress Party pointing accusing fingers at the Government at the Center of bulldozing freedom of press in the country. Does Freedom of Press mean freedom to indulge in the dirtiest frauds to fill up the dirty pockets of its owners? And what does Mr. Pronoy Roy think of himself that he expects to be left alone when clear evidence is staring at his face of committing such Mega Fraud?

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