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AajTak journalist Rohit Sardana sparked a massive row on Wednesday, December 9 while talking on the issue of farmers' protests during a live question and answer session with viewers. During the session, a man named Shaukat Ali tried to get a reaction from the journalist about the ongoing farmers' agitation.
"If you think people participating in farmer protests are Khalistanis, then why does not 'your leader' Modi put everyone in jail?", Ali asked the Aaj Tak journalist.
Replying to the question, Sardana said that since Prime Minister Modi is the Prime Minister of Shaukat Ali as well, and not just him.
"See! Modi is also your leader. If you believe otherwise, then, you are free to leave," Sardana said.
The journalist then emphasised, "I have never said that farmers are Khalistani separatists. However, if miscreants are unfurling the Khalistani flag under the garb of farmer protests, then should such people not be apprehended? Or do you want the government to give free hand to (Khalistani elements) like you, just like it was done in case of Shaheen Bagh protestors, who raise anti-national slogans?"
Soon after a clip of the live session went viral on social media, netizens demanded action against the anchor for spreading hatred against a particular community.
Hello @aroonpurie, @rahulkanwal what action will be taken against this anchor of your channel who uses your platform to ask a fellow citizen to go to Pakistan, or says things like "tumhare ko choot di thi...desh virodhi nare lagane ki" because he belongs to the Muslim community? https://t.co/Tp2e2vibwl— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) December 11, 2020
Always talking shit on national media television shows . He is mine of hate and over day dug up and spreading hate in community.— Mohmmed Altaf (@Altaf_P7) December 11, 2020
Shame on you @sardanarohit .
From your word राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ ideology is reflected. #aajtak #rohitsardana pic.twitter.com/WV4Y5IIgX3
This is Indian Media for you.— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) December 11, 2020
Propagandist Rohit Sardana openly asking an Indian Muslim to goto Pakistan and falsely accusing Shaheen Bagh protesters of raising Anti-India slogans.
Someone should file a case against Rohit Sardanan, Aaj Tak and @aroonpurie . pic.twitter.com/d1bbXUPoua
Sad fact-this communal man hiding under the guise of a 'journalist' can openly vomit his Muslim hate but still gets to keep his job.— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) December 11, 2020
He will not be fired for demonising& degrading fellow citizens on national television but may be promoted further.
Remember India,you allowed this! https://t.co/3qLerCdUcZ
Watched this video of #RohitSardana openly asking an Indian muslim to go to Pakistan. Not that I have any hopes from the Nazi media of India, but the way they've shed all pretense and this hate, this dehumanisation is so on our face.— shiny G (@legallysuiter1) December 11, 2020
#TooMuchDemocracy @aroonpurie pic.twitter.com/YZIhIgznyN
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