In an especially weird growth, the nationalist authorities beneath Narendra Modi has appointed Vinod Ok Jose as a member of the Press Council of India. Vinod Ok Jose is the controversial editor of a lot tainted The Caravan journal.PCI appoints Vinod Ok Jose as a memberIn a Press Council of India’s gazette notification dated seventh October 2021, the organisation formally introduced the appointment of twenty-two new members for the 14th time period. The new office-bearers will maintain their publish for 3 years until they’re eliminated, or they resolve to resign. The new members embrace famend journalists like Sri Ankur Dua from Chandigarh, well-known author Dr Baldev Raj Gupta, Sri Prakash Dubey, the convener and Group editor of Dainik Bhaskar.Netizens slam authoritiesHowever, the presence of Vinod Ok Jose in the identical checklist as that of the above-mentioned ones didn’t go unnoticed by the alarmed netizens. People had been fast to stipulate the anti-Hindu and anti-Modi historical past of the editor and questioned the federal government about his appointment.An IAS and writer Sanjay Dixit accused the BJP authorities of ignoring the nationalist and pro-Hindu voices. He additional accused the celebration of enjoying appeasement politics by interesting to anti-national voices.Did any1 discover Press Council of India members’ nominations? Straight from Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’! At no, 6, Vinod Jose of The Caravan! Looks like somebody in @BJP4India feels that nationalists and pro-Hindu voices don’t matter, however each enemy of nation is to be appeased! pic.twitter.com/oUh0fseOsZ— Sanjay Dixit ಸಂಜಯ್ ದೀಕ್ಷಿತ್ संजय दीक्षित (@Sanjay_Dixit) October 12, 2021Andifferent consumer @nitthoo17 reminded everybody in regards to the errors finished by the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee authorities and wrote how his placating insurance policies weren’t in a position to win the hearts.This tendency to placate didn’t assist ABV in 2004. Sita Ram Goyalji is true in critiquing that RW events don’t be taught and it’s true even right now.My view is presence of SM, it is additional evolution is what saved the day in 2019.— Left of proper & Right of left (@nitthoo17) October 12, 2021A consumer Vishnu Soni castigated BJP for not listening to its core base, regardless of getting greater than 300 seats within the Lok Sabha elections. He additionally advocated for Yogi to take cost of nationwide politics.Inferior complicated @PMOIndia @narendramodi … You pol at all times appears validation @AmitShah . 300 सीट देने की बाद भी तुम्हारी यह हालत है। योगी @myogioffice ही इस देश को सुधार पाएंगे।— Vishnu Soni (TV Journalist) No Jail Can Muzzle me (@vishnuksoni) October 12, 2021One consumer, Lokesh Gupta used satire to criticize this appointment and accused the federal government of taking traitors onboard its theme of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikash.’Sabka sath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwasGaddaaron ka bhi…— Lokesh gupta ‘MasterStrokewadi’ (@guptlokesh) October 12, 2021Jose’s historical past of anti-India journalismVinod Ok Jose is a widely known sympathiser of Indian anti-national forces appearing each inside and out of doors the nation. In 2005, he was questioned by the Crime Branch in New Delhi, in regards to the articles he had written in regards to the DU professor, Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani. Geelani was one of many predominant accused within the Indian Parliamentary assault in 2001. However, his greatest fame got here after he interviewed the chief accused Afzal Guru which has been translated into a number of languages together with Italian. He had additionally advocated for the clemency of Afzal Guru.Caravan – The excellent journal for Jose to hold out his agendasHe joined the Caravan in 2009 and is presently holding the editor place within the journal. His tainted legacy continued within the Caravan as effectively and the journal has been going through a number of lawsuits for its tainted and rabid journalism over time.Deep-necked in Hinduphobia, the journal didn’t even spare the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation. The Pulwama assault, which killed 40 CRPF personnel, was handled by the journal as a possibility for cast-based evaluation. The folks working beneath Jose felt completely no disgrace in dialling the telephone numbers of the kinfolk of the martyred personnel and asking their caste. Allegedly, the caste-based evaluation was finished by the journal to deviate the nation’s consideration from Pakistan’s involvement within the assault.Read extra: CRPF DIG slams The Caravan for its divisive article on martyrsThe journal’s official Twitter account was withheld by Twitter India for some time because it had unfold faux information in regards to the loss of life of protestors on republic day. An FIR was filed towards the journal which led to the withholding of the account.Similarly, the 2020 Delhi riots during which Muslim mobs continually attacked Hindus and killed numerous folks primarily based solely on their faith got an anti-Muslim twist by the journal.The Muslim appeasement by the journal went up to now that they tried to offer an mental cowl for the Tablighi Jamat members who had been intentionally changing into the tremendous spreader of the covid-19 virus.The journal has run numerous propagandas on key officers together with Ajit Doval of the present central authorities.Read extra: Vivek Doval slaps Jairam Ramesh and The Caravan with defamation costsThe appointment of a person, who has 2 a long time of anti-Hindu and anti-Indian historical past behind him, on the Press watchdog is appalling and astounding, to say the least. The authorities is seen as not caring in regards to the people who find themselves continually engaged in defending the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. Rather, the appointment could also be seen by few as rewarding anti-national parts for his or her propaganda. The authorities could view it as an inclusive coverage, however it’s a basic case of appointing an arsonist on the place of firefighter.