Saturday, April 10, 2021
Home Media No, Times Now, Yogi Adityanath did not say Lord Hanuman was a Dalit

No, Times Now, Yogi Adityanath did not say Lord Hanuman was a Dalit

Times Now's lack of comprehension skills in interpreting what Yogi Adityanath said is rather unfortunate. 

Remember the shoddy and bizarre ‘research’ on fake news in India by BBC where they misinterpreted ‘Diwaliya kanoon’ as ‘law changed during Diwali’? Times Now had its own BBC moment today.

Times Now tweet claiming Yogi said Lord Hanuman was a Dalit

‘Lord Hanuman was Dalit who united India from east to west, north to south: UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Rajasthan’ screamed Times Now tweet. In the article, Times Now has embedded a video where Yogi Adityanath could be heard saying that to vote for Ram Kishan (BJP candidate in Alwar) should be ‘Bajrangi sankalp‘ (vow like Lord Hanuman).

From 00:17, Yogi Adityanath could be heard saying,

Bajrangbali humari bharatiya parampara mein ek aise lok devta hai, jo swayam parvasi hai, nirvasi hai… <pause>

Dalit hai, vanchit hai, sab ko le kar ke, sabhi poore bharatiya samuday ko uttar se le ke dakshin tak, purab se pashchim tak, sab ko jodne ka kaarya bajrangbali karte hai. aur isiliye bajrangbali ka sankalp hona chahiye.

As can be heard above, Yogi Adityanath said, “In Indian tradition, Bajrangbali is loved by all, lives in a forest and has no place to call it home. The Dalits, the deprived, He (Lord Hanuman) takes them all, everyone in the Indian community, from the north to the south, from the east to the west, together. Bajrangbali has carried out the task of uniting everyone. Hence, (voting for BJP) should be a Bajrangi sankalp (vow). Unlike Times Now, which has misquoted Yogi Adityanath.

While Yogi did call Lord Hanuman as a god who lives in the forest, he did not call Him a Dalit. He, in fact, said that how Lord Hanuman does not discriminate his devotees and takes all strata of people along.

The media’s obsession with Dalit politics and using it to fan tension is not new. There have been several cases of atrocities on Dalits by Muslims which have been summarily ignored by the media because it doesn’t conform to the narrative of ‘Hindus oppressing Dalits’. It was not long ago that the media had concocted the story of a Dalit man being murdered for riding a horse, but it turned out to be false.

Times Now’s lack of comprehension skills in interpreting what Yogi Adityanath said is rather unfortunate.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Here are 5 major incidents of violence that took place during the fourth phase of polls in West Bengal

Fourth phase of polls in West Bengal today was the most violent one, with several incidents of attack on central forces by TMC workers

Arhtiyas call off strike after Punjab govt modifies software allowing them to get paid for foodgrain procurement from farmers

The Arhtiyas withdrew the strike after the CM assured them that they will remain an integral part of the food grain procurement system

Lokmat thinks infamous discussion of journalists with Prashant Kishor took place in a real clubhouse, says comments were leaked because ‘door was open’

Lokmat said that a TMC meeting took place in a Clubhouse in Kolkata, and journalists and citizens overheard it as door was open

TMC leader Sujata Mondal Khan labels Dalits as ‘beggars by nature’, claims that they sold themselves to the BJP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sujata Mondal Khan made disparaging comments against the Dalit community.

Lakhs of Muslims gather in Bareilly after Friday prayers demanding arrest, beheading of Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati

Several Muslims shared videos of the protest in Bareilly on Twitter, where they referred to Yati Narsinghanand as a ‘Bhagwa Terrorist’.

Prashant Kishor says internal survey shows BJP win, hails PM Modi, admits TMC’s Muslim appeasement politics: Here is everything he said on Clubhouse

"Major problem that we have to accept is that there have been efforts for the last 20 years to appease the minorities," said Prashant Kishor

Recently Popular

Maharashtra Congress leader slams Aaditya Thackeray for clearing Rs 3,693 crores to renovate bungalows of Shiv Sena corporators

Janardan Chandurkar requested governor to intervene after Aaditya Thackeray allotted Rs3,693 crores to Shiv Sena corporators

USA: Police officers show up at Twitter user’s home for criticising Congresswoman AOC on social media, her spokesperson denies involvement

Two policemen visited the home of an American citizen for tweeting against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC).

Prashant Kishor says internal survey shows BJP win, hails PM Modi, admits TMC’s Muslim appeasement politics: Here is everything he said on Clubhouse

"Major problem that we have to accept is that there have been efforts for the last 20 years to appease the minorities," said Prashant Kishor

‘Indiranagar ka Gunda’ Rahul Dravid sets the internet on fire with appearance in CRED ad

Cricket legend Rahul Dravid has set the internet on fire with his performance in an advertisement for CRED.

Watch: Arnab Goswami’s special message for Barkha Dutt after Sachin Vaze lands in Taloja Jail

Without explicitly naming Barkha Dutt, Arnab Goswami slammed the journalist for celebrating his unlawful arrest.

Lutyens journalist speaking ‘truth to the power’ by discussing Mamata Banerjee’s toilet routine

An embarrassed Prashant Kishor jokingly asked the Lutyens journalist, "Am I expected to answer this also?"
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,077FansLike
528,358FollowersFollow
24,200SubscribersSubscribe