Notice how adroitly this NY Times article titled “New Delhi streets turn into battleground, Hindus vs. Muslims” turns the Hindutva pogrom against Muslims into a two-sided communal conflict, into Hindutva mobs facing off against Muslim mobs. As if Muslim self-defense against Hindutva assaults, killings, being hunted down, torching, vandalism is mob action.
Activists on social media cannot let media serve power by hijacking the narrative & misrepresenting reality in order to protect foreign investments & military alliances with India. In that way, Kashmiri activists compelled media to begin reporting the realities of India’s occupation of Kashmir.
NY Times article:
Photo is Muslim-owned shops torched by Hindutva mobs in the Bhajanpura area of New Delhi.
(Photo by Sajjad Hussain/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)