“Maulana, you have to tear up this Burqa on Camera”, Indian journalist asks Islamic Cleric during a debate show

Media in today’s world has gone to the next level. The media which considered itself to be the 4th pillar of democracy has made more harm than good to society.

In an interview with TheYouth, DD News Senior editor Ashok Shrivastav revealed how the media is losing its credibility. In an unexpected turn of events, a Maulana participated in a debate with Ashok Shrivastav on DD News channel, where Islamic Cleric said, “Muslim women should not wear a burqa because I don’t think it’s necessary.” On this, a Journalist said to Maulana, “If you tear up this burqa on our channel right now, I will make you famous.” This is what happened during the debate, said Shrivastav.

The interview was taken by Mrityunjay Chaubey, owner of TheYouth. During the interview, Shrivastav said that Maulana was not in favour of burqa. When asked about the debate, the editor of DD News said, “I think the debate should always be conducted in a good manner, it should not turn into a battleground.”

Shrivastav further spoke about fake news which are frequently used by media channel in today’s time. After the new government came to power, there has been a steady rise in fake news, he said. He also targeted the BBC organization for publishing fake news about Pratap Solanki. 

In recent years, the media has lowered its quality. At present it seems like Indian media houses are fighting against one another to reach the lowest.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.