NYT unmasks itself: PPFA
Guwahati, July 4: Reacting sharply over the insolence of The New York Times while expecting an ‘anti-Hindu and anti-Modi’ news correspondent in New Delhi, a forum of nationalist Indians commented that the so-called internationally acclaimed newspaper thus unmasks itself. Patriotic People’s Front, Assam (PPFA), added that many Indian journalists often fell prey to such tactics by many foreign media organizations for their selfish interests.
The debate started with an advertisement looking for an NYT correspondent to cover India as well as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Maldives, where its job description referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an advocator of a self-sufficient, muscular nationalism centered on the country’s Hindu majority (https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/south-asia-business-correspondent-new-delhi-at-the-new-york-times-2617299815/?originalSubdomain=in).
“India will soon surpass China in population, if it hasn’t already, and has ambitions of winning a greater voice on the world stage,” said the American daily newspaper's advertisement terming its international border clashes with aggressive China as a drama playing out by the Modi led Union government. Always describing the democratically elected Bhartiya Janata Party-led regime in New Delhi as the Hindu nationalist government, NYT is known for spreading hatred towards India from time to time.
“Should we assume that the newspaper gets frustrated with the political-will of the Centre in moving to rival China’s economic and political heft in Asia,” questioned the PPFA statement adding that NYT has simply shown its real face to the world as a motivated, biased and distressed media organisation.
The forum, based in northeast India also urges the people and more precisely the media persons across the country to remain vigilant to such global campaigns by many other media groups that are detrimental to the country.