The mainstream media, for quite some time, has been working extra hard to provide a cover to the most toxic elements of Islamic society. The instinctive reaction has always been to shield the Muslim community from any criticism and whitewash the crimes committed by the extremists in their society.
The Hindustan Times, consistent with the above-mentioned approach of the mainstream media, has claimed in a report that Kashmiri Pandits fled the state and settled in other regions because of violence between “militants” and security forces. It says in its report, “According to state government figures, at least 154,080 people moved out of the Valley in 1990, choosing to settle in safer parts of the country or in Jammu after violence escalated between militants and security forces.”
Kashmiri Pandits did not flee after violence erupted between “militants” and the Army. They were made to flee because Kashmiri Muslims committed genocide on them. The Hindus of Kashmir were raped, murdered and pillaged by their own neighbours. Calls for their genocide were made from Mosques and bloodthirsty mobs went on a rampage wreaking devastation in their wake.
To absolve Kashmiri Muslims of their sins is a cardinal sin mainstream media regularly commits. Even now, they never fail to humanize terrorists and their families. They provide platforms for such people to demonize the Indian Army and create a wave of sympathy to feed the persecution complex of the Muslim community.
Such conduct has become extremely normal for mainstream media. In an earlier article, we had elaborated on how the media appears to serve as the propaganda wing of Islamic extremists. They invent fake hate crimes, suppress actual hate crimes against Hindus, deny Love Jihad and run dubious initiatives to paint Hindus as aggressors and Muslims as perennial victims when the reality is starkly different.