Hindu Nationalism or the so called Nationalism in India has been in trend since the formation of current government. A lot is being talked about it. People are being shown the path of nationalism. And the most important thing that it is being done for the first time in the history. People are being asked for the proof that they are nationalist. They are being termed as anti-nationals on small issues. Nationalism in India has never been an issue but today, it definitely is. There are more important issues that need to be considered or are to be discussed. But in the heat of the moment those events are left untouched and a war of words has begun on nationalism and you may even call it Hindu nationalism.
Nationalism In India: Affect on Social Media
Social Media has been widely affected by the topic of nationalism. Social Media is full of BJP followers most of whom are paid and have been proved on various occasion.If you speak against BJP or Mr. Modi you will be shown your place. Abuses will be hurdled at you and your loved ones. BJP paid army or the so called IT cell is present all over the Facebook to tackle you. Facebook is not alone. Twitter is not far away int race. People teaching Nationalism in India has also joined Twitter to spread the agenda. And what’s more threatening is the fact that they are being supported by many popular people as well. There are several proofs of this is past and will surely not stop in coming future. And here are some live examples of it.
Affect of Hindu Nationalism on the Journalist
The media has been widely affected by the rise of these so called nationalist. Many journalist has been termed as anti-national just because they spoke against BJP or the Prime Minister. It is said to see such a situation in a country where freedom of speech matters the most. Many Journalist have left their jobs because they got death threats for criticizing the BJP government, from people spreading nationalism in India or the so called Hindu nationalist.Famous journalist Ravish Kumar has also confirmed that he has faced several life threats for speaking against the BJP government. Even Barkha Dutt has reported to have got life threats several times and even Dhruv Rathee is in the list of the ones receiving life threats. So it has become a trend now a days that people teaching Hindu nationalism are threating people all over the country.
The Stand Up Comedians
Stand up comedy has been in trend in India now a days and many people are choosing it as an career option. Politics being a hot topic has always been used for humour. But lately the stand up comedians have been facing life threats for making jokes on the government. Kunal Kamra has been in news now a days just because he has reported to get life threats from people spreading nationalism in India or just Hindu Nationals. MS University Baroda Gujarat has also cancelled a show of Kunal Kamra. Anirban Dasgupta another stand-up comedian in his interview with The Quint said “if you say anything against the government you are automatically considered either form the congress or anti-national”. This has became a norm now according to Anirban. He also feels that it has become difficult for the people to speak against the government.
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The incidents have increased over the past years. And the chances of trend continuing as the elections arrive are very high. And Hindu nationalism is much more dangerous that we can think of . There are several instances which prove that. The Supreme Court has several times directed the government to take measures to control the events. But there hasn’t been any significant measures. And trust me instances like these are a threat to the democracy. What’s more bad is the fact that people are openly abusing girls too.Abusing Girls openly in a government reigns who spread “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” initiative puts a question mark on their credibility. So stern steps need to be taken by the government if the condition has to improve. Otherwise the people of the country are not going to spare them in coming future.