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yet intimate insight through the eyes of a whistleblower and a patriotic military commander witnessed presents. this is congo, honor, j 0 ah, the media are typically seen as makers of consensus in harmony and concord and all of that. but india is actually a spectacular case of the opposite happening. the hindus were the majority of being positioned as the victims of historic injustice. and it's the minority that have been presented as their aggressive the hindu public is constantly being made to feel beleaguered. they're presented with this external threats muslims,
against which they're supposed to unite. and in the process, the viewing public is actually led to a sense to whatever the political means. ah, don't look down, but india is on a precipice. the voices of hindered for the hindu supremacy or ascendant, as is intolerance, hate speech. it has worked its way through the body politic like a slow acting poison. the effect on the muslims targeted has proven toxic at times deadly. hate speech proposes violence as a solution. and in india, it is pumped out night after night. the country has hundreds of news channels, many of which have monetized conflict. they trade in hyper hindu nationalist,
xena phobia name calling usually or in support of india's ruling party. the b j. p . and prime minister no rent remotely. because i think you know why why it's like a 92 year fight evening of on evening with all it's a didn't improve teams and the banality of hypnotic entertainment. i think sunday morning in the way you conduct yourself on television. and there's also this, this is joy that people find in the collective fleeing of ideas that are contrary and to stablish ment or the fleeing of individual or community is
a decimal mother. so got a yoga on head start upon your he got to kind of have the problem really late in the something called waiting use make. the game becomes one of viewership. and he was just trying to grab eyeball on to see was what now journalists cannot be got gumaro. you anything good be in then to be of this battle for rating has made the television more and more, to some extent, even irresponsible. i mean, not to have any senior panelist describe them as benches because because of the manner in which they do with this i think really and this kind of dramatized tv that seems to work because already insecure down and out,
middle class likes to put a face to on it's insecurities while it's fears to all it's anger, it's resentment. it's hate to my dad. i got that. okay. oh ok. does this have the battlefield? will you like me and these people give them that that face the face of the most of them? ah, to understand how india got here and how exceptional and dangerous a moment. this is in its history. what has to go back in time ago with destiny? and now the time come, when we shall redeem out. in 1947 after almost a century under british colonial rule in south asia, the country when its independence out of the fires of partition, india, forged
a constitutional commitment to secularism and multiculturalism hindus were the majority. but all of india citizens were to be treated equally under the law a bit by bit decade by decade. the b j. p has sold more and more hindus on the idea that their way of life is under siege. that muslims pose a threat. and the news media which have been transformed and effectively weaponized have been crucial to the messaging the founding fathers of in gad, this vision of the nation, which was quite different from pakistan, a state find biden. and they wanted in get to be a state for all its citizens. but i think somewhere along the line secularism, or even the idea of democracy and didn't really buckley down to everyone in india to point literally these concepts perhaps only resonate with an elite and the b b.
and it's in the twin. it will have been pushing this issue, disgraces of hindu identity for a very long time. what's happened simultaneously is a remarkable shift in television, news and the content that you see on the news really? oh, this is there was actually news good evening and welcome to the news culture for a very long time has been stayed and boring. so the idea that you could actually be educated by what these voices on the air are saying is very new. but funnily enough, it's actually welcomed. you have a hindu community that the media doing their very best to try and unite. how do they do that? well firstly, by positioning the sense of an external enemy, right? against whom, then you are all supposed to be united. most importantly, you don't have to look inside and ask, what actually unites all of us induce together. so here you have these anchors
telling people what they should think whom they should approve of and whom they should disapprove of. and a kind of works. of all these will be in the us next friday when it's done with it described themselves as most, all number one, everything himself with 3, keen since the be begin to power is that you have anchors who've taken quite committed. high ballpark is in positions they've decided essentially to shoot for the government and banished any other u. s. and the national spirit, i haven't very up asked about then i go by becky devil, nobody got muslims today. i believe the dress who they fall in love with all if there's a problem or can be a potential problem or a crime. and so from we can use consumers. it's
a pretty bleak scenario. you would want to june out to different each in some ways. if the news outlet that if disengaged from the stories that are hitting people, the hardest. india's agricultural sector, responsible for roughly 20 percent of its g d. p is in turmoil. it's health care sector, exposed by covert 19 is in critical condition. and the unemployment rate is approaching 8 percent. that's more than 100000000 people without work. yet, when the online outlet news laundry analyzed, debates across 7 major news channels earlier this year, it found that the number of programs, tackling economic problems were minimal, communal issues. hindu versus muslim debate, controversies dominate the output and certain terms get thrown in like jihad and then applied to whatever grievances indians may have.
there is this whole discourse of jihad which loosely references the global warrant better. yeah, but it will be a good job. love job gives you. this is somebody who was got to make establish whether you loved you had references taking off hindu women and this whole sense of honor because every communities honor seems to rest in their women. something like that. what's that i can grab me, but then you got to you, honey, it was a land. so attacks the idea that most and should be buying land almost and should be building houses. this was the kind of discuss that this ecosystem proliferates. the government, the executive with the help of the cheerleaders, has marked out not just muslims, but, but dilates the tribes and people who are generally dissenters and their labors
that describe them. there's little that they handle those anti national slogans, their middle b and b nationalism. your to support the break up of wind up with these terms. they attached themselves to people's imaginations very easily. many of these anchors often use the term illegal immigrants are. it's kind of like a short handful muslims. and you saw this very recently when there was a state of losing all muslims and shops. and i got no cause i don't have any. and you had prominent anchors claim on top of the bulldozer in a sort of a macabre roman spectacle, was what i had to put it in. got you to hack it. i got a, what i got good night guys letting me go down godaddy and it was, there's no proof of them being illegal. some of them, even in fact have documents which show that they have benefited from the prime minister's housing scheme. but because you can just lever these people as illegal or call that enterprise illegal, and because it's such a spectator sport, the audience is almost numbed into thinking that these people must deserve it.
the listening post repeatedly requested interviews with a half dozen of india's most prominent news anchors. none wanted to speak with me who there is no larger religious minority group in any country than india. muslims. 20 percent of the population. more than 220000000 people, communal tensions, and violence. there have a long history. and given the sheer number of people involved, what is being said on the airwaves and echoed across social media, tolerated by the movie government and arguably, even stoked by our producer. put this question to the senior advisor to india as ministry of information and broadcasting. when you consider how large india is muslim minority, you can fund about the incessant dehumanizing the coverage of that community. does
the government have a responsibility to deal with this kind of hate speech? of what you call his speech is also it can recall the click bits meet. i will not necessarily link it to something directed as muslims and yet and as you rightly said, it's not a wall minority. i mean the word minority away basically means that they are less in numbers, but they're not living on the margin. it's not only a comment on the, on the muslims or comment on the minorities some awful stuff is said about him. those 2, i would not sort of get all worked up about what it is, what is worrisome, but not worth getting worked up about that kind of thinking alarms,
experts in the history of genocide like gregory stanton, 5 years before through wanda's genocide of 1994 he warned the authorities there that their country was in a dangerous place. stanton was ignored. the rhetoric kept coming from the government side and some hateful voices in their will want and meeting one radio station in particular, that broadcast calls for murder. hundreds of thousands within slaughtered stanton stresses that acts of genocide don't come out of nowhere. they don't just happen. they are the catastrophic culmination of a process. and what india is going through right now, according to stanton, fits with the pattern. the media play a huge role in creating the polarization in a society that is necessary for genocide. they do this through dehumanizing the targeted group, accusing them of being a cancer in the society, or are
a danger to the society traitors to the society. what are you going to be? it wou, i'm of it was elected a new funeral. in rwanda, you had the hate radio and television and newspapers claiming that the tutsis were cockroaches for example. so this kind of dehumanization is something you find very frequently before genocide happens. this mit got a lot of different job mid week but yet, but i will be much got a dog got as got. bobby said, we have the indian home minister for instance, shop abusing words like termites. well, doesn't that sound familiar? when you study the rwandan genocide, every genocide depends on 2 forces. it depends on popular beliefs that
include prejudices against certain groups. and then it also requires leadership leadership that profits from that hatred. and that uses it to build up its own power. we see both in india today, ah, as hate in division have spread. prime minister modi has stayed mostly signed, showing the kind of discipline, some of his officials clearly. right. and a ragged tucker was a junior minister in 2020. when he spoke at this b j. p election road, i that got him borrowed from campaigning by india's electoral commission for a total of 3 days. one year later, the prime minister actually promoted tucker. he is now in the minister of information and broadcast. when asked by a report, if his speech that day helped set off the inter,
communal violence that followed in new delhi, this was his response. he obligated good. walter met them. he got donkey media, give john gutter. tiffany: hey, tiffany: and believe me, john karima would argue the video of that speech is still on line. therefore, all to see if you go back and look at the unedited footprints, the minister was actually asking peoples to not please such a slogan. norful beds, no evidence exists off the minister raising that slogan. but just because some mention of it came into media that became the truth. and that drove godfather amplified. it's true that i'm not tackled, didn't see should the treatise. but he was basically leading
a child. so i wouldn't read that as him trying to stop the crowd. you could say he was egging them on and even the media soccer up as to did something and completely put it out of context. the election commission of india, they would have seen the review and they would have found something wrong with it to take that action that did take against him. we asked for an interview with an iraq tax, but got no response. recently, belatedly, the government has had a refill and tackle has reportedly met with media owners and tv anchors urging them to tone it down. but that will have little effect on the poisonous material spreading online where so many indians go to keep informed by people like you actually noticing how not a right wing hinder. last year he helped organize a 3 day religious gathering in how to do where hindus called openly for the killing
of muslims. i knew that video trended for days. all any indian has to do to take part in a celebratory culture of violence is go on youtube or what's app. they'll find content far more explicit and disturbing than anything they'll see on tv. so now we have live streaming violence, live action, news, and so forth. that's coming via social media. recently we had a policeman beating muslim suspects in custody. the. this case, the policeman was suspended, but almost always individual acts of violence, simply go unpunished. many news aren't actually going to tv for the news in
factories enjoy. report shows that audiences are going to huge. you primarily fallen by and you have all kinds of stock, dis, information being shared on those platforms. we have people, supposedly really just figures who sees some really shopping for a then that i even, you leans to this game who kind of impersonate news anchors. you know, they feed you all kinds of nonsense from a sort of a new studio set up. you know, you're making a lot of gave bob, he but none of them got to bed and he got that. but hello. got that. gone on, go up near hot, we live in on a hill, don't buy hemlock, a banner, and this stuff gets forwarded and people have no idea what the source of news is. we find many instances of violence against former untouchables against muslims who may actually be blameless. and what it suggests is that violence is actually
popular. oh my god, why not? yeah. now, there may be a narrative that rationalizes this as you know, administration of justice. never mind due process. never mind the lack of evidence that there is a shocking truth underneath all of this. that violence against minorities is actually popular and that's, that's difficult to digest. ah, he, orange ramadi is not care. michelle. hardly a day goes by without his p r team pumping out another video of the prime minister amongst his supporters. but mowdy has failed to condemn the toxicity online or in the media, which for many indians makes him an accessory to the hate crimes that follow.
this is a prime minister who has crafted his image and his message carefully. and his frequent participation in hindu religious rituals is usually made for teasing india, the 2nd or 3rd largest muslim country in the world. so it's absolutely crucial that the government be seen to be above religious differences, but what we have is actually the opposite and galloped towards and increasingly assertive into identity. so we have prime minister modi appearing on television, meditating in a cave worshipping in hindu temples when all of this is really unprecedented. this is insistence on demonstrating that the government is a pious govern, left by the same, carrying out the will of god, and anybody who opposes the government and critical of it is in india hater and foreign media. well, they are hating india to india. and of course modi's the chief hero and the story
ah, what international you'd like to see in that coverage of india right now. what i would like to see, and i'm just being very honest with you, i would like to see just reporting news or reporting events and not being an exclusive chaplain on muslim issues in india. so you have to say what you wish to be. you want to be a news outlet, or you want to be an outlet for only the muslims of india. but even if you wish to be an outlet for only the muslims of india, i would really want you to go and meet the last majority of muslims in india who will,
who face neither depreciation nor do them both. and we want to come. shan group does said similar things about the new york times and the washington post that they also focus too much on muslim issues. but spend any time watching the channels feeding news to indians. and you'll realize somebody's gotta do report on the frightening trajectory that this story is taking where it may lead . you may be wondering, why aren't we anchoring this broadcast from new delhi? we tried for months, we applied for visas and were questioned by indian officials in london. and we have yet to hear back. the motor government is clearly sensitive about foreign news coverage. but if it was just news outlets on the outside making trouble. why just a few weeks ago with the editors guild of india, heads of newspapers and magazines,
condemned domestic news channels for targeting vulnerable communities by stealing hatred. and they compared those news channels to that real want and radio station, the one that helped pave the way to genocide the, the goals for, for the boys got an extermination which are getting political currency and social gardens and which are being justified as, as just some kind of fee speech discourse that must engage with the kind of hateful debate the in and out. it's extremely dramatic because you're forever trying to engage and make sense of the very depressive discourse. there's always been violence in india. there's always been violence against the lips against the tribal people against muslims,
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