Although today the Indian Express has trumpeted the news of Rs 1500 crore for 30 crore vaccines in five columns, but The Telegraph has titled the same news, “Vaccines are too late.” Same thing, see the difference of presentation. The matter is not just about propaganda, it is also about missing news against the government and today one such news is in The Times of India which will surely be suppressed by the news of campaigners. It is clear from this news that even after doing everything, the government is not able to handle the mathematics of vaccines. According to this report, 25 percent of the doses have been allocated to private hospitals while their share in the total vaccines is only 7.5 percent. Earlier, the question was also raised that if the state governments are not getting the vaccines, then how is the drive-in going on in the mall. Obviously, in a disaster, the opportunity is there for everyone and good arrangements have been made to earn for everyone, but no one is telling anything. Not even newspaper. Times of India has certainly done some news but the whole matter is still not clear. In between, news like ordering vaccines keeps pouring water on such news.
Arbitrary appointment of Justice Mishra
The appointment of Arun Mishra as the head of the National Human Rights Commission is still not on the front page of the newspapers, while 67 activists led by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties issued a joint statement condemning the appointment. The Telegraph has again published the news on this today. The newspaper has also reported that when Justice Mishra was contacted, he said that he does not want to be associated with activists in this matter. Why should I make a statement justifying my appointment, Justice Mishra said. Or why should I comment on the statement of activists. He said that he was not aware of the decision of the appointing panel. Whether you are satisfied with Justice Mishra’s answer or not, ‘The Telegraph’ asked him a question, he published the news. There is no news in any other newspaper.
Not even asking PUCL
PUCL was established in 1976 by Jayaprakash Narayan. Today the situation is that all the newspapers have not given any importance to the statement of 67 people issued under the leadership of President Kavita Srivastava. The Campaign for Judicial Accountability (CJAR) has also opposed the appointment, The Telegraph reported. Not only this, the newspaper has reported that according to PUCL, the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge had suggested that most of the victims of the ruling power come from Dalits, Adivasis, minorities and other marginalized people, so the NHRC chief is like this. Only a person of a community should be made. But this suggestion was ignored and no reason was given for the same.
No news of joint protest
According to another report, Mallikarjun Kharge had recused himself from the process of selecting the new chairman and members of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the Appointments Committee to select the chairman and members of the commission was held at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During this, Kharge had given his views on the decision of the committee to recommend the panel of names for appointment to these posts. You know that this post was available only to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Mishra is the first person to be appointed to the post, who has ceased to be the Chief Justice. For this, the rule was already changed, while there are still many retired Chief Justices who could have been given this post. The government made the appointment with its own preparation, but the interesting thing is that there is no news in the newspapers. There is no support for the opposition to the appointment.
Supreme Court news
On the other hand, the Supreme Court order in Vinod Dua’s case is the lead in all the newspapers. Needless to say, it is the easiest. Yesterday also the news related to the pull of the government in the Supreme Court on the vaccine was the lead in all the newspapers. Surely these are anti-government news and they also bring shame to the government but the newspapers do not even have the option of not publishing them. On the contrary, by publishing such news, they can continue to demonstrate their ‘daring’ to be impartial and publish news against the government. Although this news is not on the front page of Hindustan Times today. Also, the game takes place in the presentation of such news. The Times of India reported Vinod Dua’s headline, “Journalists cannot be arrested for criticizing the government: Supreme Court.” The newspaper has published another news, “They are entitled to protection in case of sedition”.
The headline of this news in The Hindu is, Journalists need protection from sedition charges. The Indian Express titled it, the Supreme Court underscored its decision to protect journalists against misuse of the sedition law. The headline of the same news in The Telegraph read, “The Supreme Court upholds the right of citizens to criticize the measures of the government and its actors. Where journalist is written in other newspapers, in The Telegraph it is written as a citizen. Other newspapers did not tell citizens their rights and made it a special right of journalists. Will the newspapermen be doing this service of the government for free? The price has to be paid by the public.
Not only this, but The Telegraph has also published the case calendar reporting Vinod Dua’s case and it has been told that after the video was uploaded on 30th March, the first complaint was lodged in Himachal Pradesh on 6th May and Delhi BJP on 4th June. The spokesperson got the FIR registered. In the first case also the complainant is a local BJP leader. Interestingly, the Supreme Court did not stay the investigation in this case but the Himachal Police did not file the investigation report. The central government reiterated the complaints of the complainants but the decision came against the government. Obviously, the government tried to prevent citizens from criticizing through journalists and the government failed miserably in this. Now how is this news published, you decide.