Why Indian media are keeping mum over the biggest events taking place in her northern neighbor? Here’s an answer
Indian media are notorious for thronging into Nepal even to cover and sensationalize trivial events. But, they have ignored the ongoing movement. CNN and BBC‘s coverage is far ahead of our neighboring countries’ media. CNN and BBC have shown unprecedented interest in the latest political upheaval. In one sense, these two world-known media know the news value.
But Indian media are lagging far behind in grasping the ground reality of Nepal. Why are they doing so? No one has delved in this vexed issue. According reliable sources, Indian government has instructed them not to publicize the anti king movement of Nepal. Indian government has ordered them not to give the in-depth and field based reporting on Nepal. This is why the TV channels that always run after sensational news are not found in Nepal. Aajtak, Star News that highlighted the June 1 royal massacre and that gave live coverage of now vanished so-called Buddha of Bara, are missing from the scene. Newspapers are also not eager to give ample coverage.
Only the left leaning The Hindu has given moderate coverage. This has raised serious concerns on Indian media’s reliability and their stance on news values.