Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday denounced Indian news channels for its “biased” reporting against Kashmiri people.
“With stale ideology and fascist mindset, this media runs a misleading propaganda against Kashmiri people,” said Geelani in a statement issued here.
He alleged that Republic TV, Times Now, The New, AaJ Tak, India Today and India TV channels look like fish markets.
He said sensible people consider their telecast and line-ups as agonizing and annoying and never like to watch these channels for their insane reporting.
“We don’t have any hostility with Indian people or any animosity with their faith, however we expect that on humanitarian grounds people in India would like to support our cause and right to self-determination.”
“They are following the Gobles doctrine to defame and disgrace freedom movement,” he said.
“Anchors affiliated with these channels are slur for media fraternity. These anchors are not professionals and are instead working as mouthpiece of Home Ministry,” he added.
Terming it as a media terror, Geelani said the anchors are not doing any justice with their profession.
“India is emerging as a fascist country and its biased media is playing a main role for its distorted projection”, said Geelani.
Geelani while referring to these channels, said they have evolved a euphoria of intolerance.
“They are running a comedian show and instead of providing any space for polite discussions, are choking and strangulating the genuine voices. They all of a sudden switch of mikes and thus never allow the realities to come fore, added Geelani.
Appealing to peace loving people and rational societies, Geelani urged that instead of relying on these channels and their venomous propaganda, they should try to understand the Kashmir issue in its right context and help resolve this issue to make an end to human tragedies.
People in state are simple by nature and yearning for peace, said he and added that we have no ill intentions against anyone, however urging India to fulfill its commitment with the people of state.
Instead of trusting in the poisonous propaganda being played by TV channels, try to understand the Kashmir issue, asked Geelani while appealing intellectuals and sensible people in India.