#Ban_BBC_In_India – Stop Indophobia & Hinduphobia

In 2022, BBC’s Director-General Tim Davie, was on a trip to one of BBC’s largest markets, India. He said “In the disinformation age, we recognise the importance of access to trusted, impartial news worldwide.  We’re determined to use our unique presence in India to help stand up for truth and democratic values.” One year on, all pretence has fallen apart. BBC’s naked Hindu and India hatred are out in the open.

The Indian audience is no stranger to the British Broadcasting Corporation’s acute Indophobia and Hinduphobia. Through the years BBC has cleverly marketed its inherent racism through programs and articles targeting India and Hindus.

A Twitter user Darshan Pathak has collated a thread of BBC English, and BBC Hindi reports that show the standard of reporting it does.

In a 2020 report, BBC Hindi discussed which way of peeing men should adopt. In the report, it was discussed if men should stand or sit down while peeing.

In November 2022, BBC Hindi published a report on Indian cricketer Suryakumar Yadav with the headline “What does Suryakumar Yadav’s wife do before the match so that he can bat with full confidence?” The news portal later changed the clickbait title. Its archive version can be seen here.

In March 2017, BBC Hindi published a report discussing why men wear dirty underwear.

In September 2015, BBC Hindi questioned people if they followed the Sanatani way of peeing.

In August 2019, soon after the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, BBC came up with a fake report claiming the Indian Army beat up and tortured the locals in the valley. The report’s title was “‘Beaten and tortured’ by the Indian army”.

In August 2021, two years after accusing the Indian Army of torturing Kashmiris, BBC became a lapdog and rolled in the feet of the Taliban, suggesting it was taking over cities without any bloodshed. Interestingly, the feature image had a Taliban man with heavy artillery.

In September 2021, irked by the growth of the Indian economy, BBC published a report suggesting the jump in India’s GDP is problematic.

In April 2021, BBC Hindi published a report praising China for its booming economy amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

In June 2020, BBC claimed lockdown saved millions of lives in Europe. But when it came to India, the headline criticised PM Modi. It read, “India Covid-19: PM Modi’ did not consult’ before lockdown.”

In October 2022, BBC Hindi claimed Diwali cleaning increased the burden on Indian women.

In March 2021, BBC Hindi greeted people on the Hindu festival Holi by singing praises in the name of Nabi and Allah.

In October 2022, BBC published an op-ed where the author sought “a Diwali free of noise and pollution”.

On January 2023, BBC gloated about how hundreds and thousands of people gathered to witness fireworks in London.

In April 2020, BBC mocked India’s efforts to fight Covid by wearing masks.

In July 2020, BBC talked about why people should wear masks while talking about western countries.

On October 25 2022, BBC Hindi questioned people who burst fireworks on Diwali.

On New Year, BBC published a report explaining how people burst fireworks to celebrate.

BBC’s scant respect for Hindus is legendary. When the Ramjanmabhumi verdict was announced, BBC Hindi took potshots at the Judiciary (see the offensive cartoon below) too. For a broadcaster that treats their monarch like some minor Deity, it is ironical that they would consider Hindus’ reverence for actual Deities as something worthy of ridicule!

On July 2019, BBC published an article titled ‘Jai Shri Ram: The Hindu chant that became a murder cry’. BBC has been called out for their divisive and hateful content aimed against Hindus. From referring to various terrorists as mere ‘workers’, to calling ‘Jai Shree Ram’ a bloody war-cry.

BBC – A repeat offender

BBC can harp about standing up for truth. But the truth is that BBC regularly (and possibly wilfully) disregards India’s sovereign boundaries. These are just some examples of how BBC gifts parts of India to either Pakistan or China.

In June 2021, BBC published a video report on the Delta variant of Covid-19. It cut off the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh region from the map of India.

After the uproar, changes were made in the video, and the map was replaced by the Indian national flag.

In January 2021, BBC had apologised for an incomplete map of India. The problematic video was about Joe Biden on BBC World Service titled ‘US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden’. It showed a map of India without Jammu and Kashmir.

In July 2020, BBC in a article titled as ‘Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India’s Kaziranga park’. It showed a map of India without Jammu and Kashmir.

BBC showing ‘Misleading and fake’ news about Hindus and India

BBC showed misleading news reports, specifically pertaining to Hindus and Muslims and the sensitive issue of Jammu and Kashmir soon after the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status on 5th August 2019

BBC has a long history of mocking, shaming, conspiring and propagating anti-India especially anti-Hindu sentiments. BBC has also indulged in spreading Hinduphobia and anti-India narrative. They must be called out and face the consequences as required. 

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