News Nation anchor Deepak Chaurasia heckling JNU Student Sunny Dheeman | Twitter
News Nation anchor Deepak Chaurasia heckling JNU Student Sunny Dheeman | Twitter
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New Delhi: A video clip from Hindi news channel News Nation’s prime time debate ‘Khoj Khabar’ Friday has gone viral on social media with several people poking fun at anchor Deepak Chaurasia for heckling a JNU student on the show.

In the clip, Chaurasia can be seen getting hysterical while debating with JNU student Sunny Dhiman. “Aap log (JNU students) jaatein JNU hai, taxpayer ka khaate hai aur gatein Pakistan ka (You students go to JNU on taxpayer’s money but sing praises of Pakistan),” he said.

In response, Dhiman shouted, “Aapko sawaal poochna chahiye” (You should ask questions). However, Chaurasia was on a completely different plane and he replied, while jabbing his finger at Dhiman, “Aap jaise log jo yeh mansikta phela rahein hai, aap jaise desh drohion ne ikhata kiya Pulwama mein” (You are responsible for spreading this mentality, all anti-nationals had gathered in Pulwama).


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Twitter users take a jibe at Chaurasia

This clip has led to many users on Twitter, even those outside India, taking a potshot at Chaurasia.

Stephen Sackur, who hosts BBC‘s popular interview programme ‘HARDtalk’, shared the clip and joked about how he was doing his show “all wrong”.

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Portugese politician and political scientist Bruno Maçães compared Chaurasia’s journalism to US news network Fox News. Fox News has often been criticised for being extremely vocal in its support of the Republicans and President Donald Trump.

Some Indian users joked about how Indian media is “winning international acclaim” as they took jibes at Chaurasia.

News Nation is a national Hindi television channel owned by News Nation Network Pvt Ltd. Anchor Deepak Chaurasia has become notorious for his over-the-top coverage on news issues and for being uncritical of the BJP government. Chaurasia also grabbed headlines in January, when he alleged that the protesters at Shaheen Bagh “assaulted” him when he tried to speak to them.

This isn’t the first time that Indian media has been criticised or ridiculed for its coverage of news issues. The international media was highly critical of the Indian media’s coverage on Kashmir when Article 370 was revoked. Moreover, the Indian media has been collectively referred to as the “BJP propaganda machine” by international publications.


Also read: ‘We believe in calm discussion’, says Republic’s Goswami, ABP’s Liyaquat dissects ‘raajneeti’


 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. We are indians and need not worry about foreign medias beyond certain point.
    I fully support the anchor and what he uttered was the fact. Why should we be neutral to the anti nationals supporting Pak and in favour of tukde when they are fed by common man money. They are Namak Haraam.

  2. Except The Hindu, Indian express to certain extent and NDTV most of Indian Media ate propaganda Machines of Bharathya Janata Party.Sunil

  3. I AM WITH THE INDIAN ANCHOR HERE.
    HE HAS THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT HIS PROGRAM THE WAY HE LIKES

    If you don’t like it, you don’t watch it.
    If his employers don’t like his style,
    they ought to fire him.
    If the interviewee doesn’t like it,
    he must not come on programs like this.
    And if viewers don’t like him,
    they should not watch his program.

    However, overseas journalists have no business
    passing snide remarks on Indian journalism.

    The journalists in the West do not exactly
    cover themselves with glory when it comes to
    integrity and journalistic ethics.

    At least, the outburst from this Indian journalist
    was spontaneous, honest, heart-felt — not scripted.

    Journalists from the BBC and other Western Media
    commenting upon the performance of the Indian anchor
    is nothing but smug, lowdown, hypocrisy.

    At best it can be described as
    the pot calling the kettle black.

  4. I strongly undeterred support news anchor Mr Chourasiya .being nationalist now days a crime. He has strong guts to put correct picture to t viewers.

  5. These kinds of jokers bring shame to India. There should be an authority to keep a check on them and revoke their so-called journalism degree.

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