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8 Apr, 2013

Media demonising Muslim community: Markandey Katju – Indian Express

“Discrimination” against Muslims is giving rise to a feeling of injustice among them, Press Council Chairman Markanedya Katju today claimed and rebuked the media for what he described as “demonising” Muslim community through “irresponsible” journalism.”

Whenever a bomb blast occurs or such incident takes place, within an hour or so many TV channels start showing that an email or sms has come from the Indian Mujahideen, JeM or Harkatuljihad-e-Islam, or some Muslim name, claiming responsibility.”

An email or sms can be sent by any mischievous person. But when your start screening this on TV and next day in print. The certain message you media are sending is that all Muslims are terrorists and they having nothing to do except to throw bombs….You are demonising the entire Muslim community and promoting communalism”, Katju said.

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