Chapters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the United States, Canada, and Australia have criticized the western and mainstream media for what they perceive as biased coverage of the events related to the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The VHP chapters demanded the removal of certain news articles and called for a public apology to the Hindu community for disseminating what they claim is false information.
VHP America (VHPA) specifically urged media outlets such as ABC, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera to retract news articles, stating that the spread of false narratives through biased reporting fosters anti-social sentiments and jeopardizes the peace-loving Hindu American community. They emphasized the need for including all relevant facts, such as historical context and the legal ruling by the Indian Supreme Court supporting the construction of the Ram Mandir.
Similar statements were issued by VHP Canada and VHP Australia, expressing concerns about the dissemination of misleading information and biased reporting. VHP Canada emphasized that such journalism threatens to fuel Hinduphobia and disrupt peace within the Canadian society.
The VHP chapters condemned major media outlets for what they perceive as biased and selective reporting, stating that the coverage overshadowed the significance of the Ram Mandir celebration. They called upon the governments and relevant authorities to take robust action to prevent the spread of what they consider false reports and urged media outlets to include more diverse sources for fair and balanced representation.
The statements from VHPA, VHP Canada, and VHP Australia highlighted their disappointment with ABC, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and Al Jazeera, accusing them of perpetuating a false narrative and fostering hate against Hindus. They called for immediate corrections of inaccuracies in recent articles and stressed the importance of accurate and unbiased reporting.
(With Agency Inputs)