What is Pseudo-secularism; Burkha Dutt vs Arnab Goswami


Media is the fourth pillar of democracy but how true it is depends on collective thinking of the industry. Recent debate between Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and NDTV consulting editor Barkha Dutt sounds a war proving each other wrong. Barkha’s recent post on facebook against Arnab’s comments for calling journalists “as pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan”

Pseudo-secularism is a term which is used for the people who are keen to appease the minority while closing the eyes to the majority. In India, such people are considered against Hindu people, which accounts for the major religion in India.


Thought he didn’t target the whole media community but his comment against such journalists in India is an attack on journalism that these people are working for Pakistan and there should be stringent punishment for them.

Disagreeing with him, Burkha strongly criticized him and asked him about his lips keeping mum regarding PDP and BJP’s commitment to negotiating with Hurriyat and Pakistan.

Barkha said “she is ashamed to be from the same industry as Goswami who called for gagging of media”.

Now the question arises if the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi says anything which goes in favor of Pakistan; will Arnab also demand stringent actions against Narendra Modi?


Author: S. A. Razmi

The author is a creative writer with deep knowledge of human taste, can add interest and fun in his writing; has been writing for more than 7 years and working as Urdu-English translator and transcriptionist. http://www.languagetranslationagencydelhi.com

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