Brother of Dr Kafeel Khan, the man with a shady past and an accuse in BRD Medical College encephalitis tragedy, was shot at last night in Gorakhpur. While the media has lapped up the fact that Dr Kafeel Khan’s brother Kashif Jameel was shot at just 500 meters away from where Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was put up, it is cleverly ignoring Jameel’s alleged history with crime.
While there is no justification for being shot at, even if you’re on the other side of the law, the alarmist narrative being built about someone, is something the mainstream media has excelled at. As per reports, Kashif Jameel has been embroiled in a land dispute which could have got him attacked. According to Police, Kashif and his family members have been involved in many land disputes. Interestingly, the three shots which were fired at Kashif Jameel, the bullets just scraped through, and instead of reporting to police after getting treatment, Jameel reached out to media while his brother tweeted a video regarding it. OpIndia talked to Kotwali Thana in charge, Ghanshayam Pujari and he confirmed that till now a complaint has not been filed.
As per reports, the police has also said that despite their insisting on taking Jameel to a government hospital for a medical checkup, his brother, Kafeel Khan insisted he is taken to a private hospital. Kashif Jameel has been targeted earlier too, where he was shot at and threatened to be killed. According to a journalist, back in April 2014, even before Modi government was formed and Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, four men, Naushad Alam, Babbu Yadav, Azeem Ahmed and Muzaffar Alam barged into his house and open fired from a pistol. They had even threatened to kill him.
However, that has not deterred the alarmists to continue the fear-mongering.
This is truly sinister! Yogi’s govt kills hundreds of children at Gorakhpur Hospital by not arranging oxygen supplies. They make Dr Kafeel Khan a scapegoat & arrest him. When he speaks out after coming out of his fear for his family, his brother is shot! This is Yogi’s gunda Raj! https://t.co/FP4YwVpU9l
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) June 10, 2018
The Dr. Kafeel who saved children when Yogi Aadityanath gov had no money to pay for oxygen. He was put behind bars. Now his brother is shot at. Thank you so much Modi ji for what your ‘ acche din ‘ are offering us -hate speeches, violence, bloodshed and bullets. https://t.co/UjLQ3rd7gK
— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) June 10, 2018
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) June 11, 2018
And here we’re pretty sure it’s sarcasm at play.
When there’s a big story in the media, look for the story that they’re trying to keep you from.
While mainstream media were going crazy with the fake Modi assassination plot, guess who was shot at? Dr. @real_kafeelkhan‘s brother! Prayers for recovery.
Guess who’s under threat!
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) June 11, 2018
Every crime deserves the police’s fullest attention and the perpetrators must be caught. But fear mongering based on lies and half facts by vested interests is problematic on multiple levels and must also be dealt with.