Government’s Shameful Retaliation against Bol News: Indian Media Fuels Hindu-Muslim Inequality in Kidnapping of Marketing Head Akash Ram
The Indian media's coverage of the incident has further fueled tensions, as it is being linked to Hindu-Muslim inequality.
In a shocking turn of events, the abduction of Bol Media Group’s Marketing Head, Akash Ram, has caused a ripple effect of oppression and retaliation against Bol News. The fact that Akash Ram belongs to the Hindu community, which is a minority in Pakistan, has sparked a wave of outrage and concern over the treatment of minorities in the country.
The Indian media’s coverage of the incident has further fueled tensions, as it is being linked to Hindu-Muslim inequality. Meanwhile, the government’s retaliatory actions against Bol News have only served to undermine press freedom and democracy in Pakistan, further complicating an already delicate situation.
Akash Ram was abducted outside his residence along with his security guard and two other servants on Tuesday, 11th April 2023. The CCTV cameras of the area were destroyed, and the silver vehicle in which Akash was abducted was seen taking rounds outside BOL Media Group headquarters. This indicates that the abduction was pre-planned and orchestrated with precision.
The fact that Akash belongs to the Hindu community, which is a minority in Pakistan, adds another layer of complexity to the situation. Pakistan has always prided itself on being a pluralistic society where people of all religions can live together peacefully. However, the abduction of Akash raises questions about the treatment of minorities in the country. It is unacceptable that members of minority communities are being targeted and abducted in this manner.
The emotional video released by Akash Ram’s mother, in which she pleads for her son’s safe return, has gone viral on social media. Her tears and anguish speak volumes about the trauma that families of the abducted individuals go through. It is heart-wrenching to see a mother pleading for her son’s life and questioning the state of affairs in the country.
The MD and senior journalist of BOL News, Sami Abraham, has rightly pointed out that BOL has been oppressed for a long time. This incident is not an isolated one but part of a series of attacks on BOL Media Group. The fact that the marketing head of the channel, who is a Hindu, was abducted, adds to the suspicion that the motive behind the abduction was to silence the voice of the media and suppress the freedom of speech.
BOL has never challenged any authority and never spoken against Pakistan makes the abduction even more shocking. It shows that anyone who dares to speak up or raise their voice against injustice can become a victim of such attacks.
The abduction of Akash Ram is not just an attack on an individual but also an attack on the values of democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. The international community must also take note of the situation in Pakistan. The abduction of Akash is a clear violation of human rights and must be condemned by all.
The government must be held accountable for its actions and must take immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of all journalists and media personnel in the country. Media should be allowed to operate freely without fear of retaliation or intimidation.
The abduction of Akash Ram and the subsequent retaliatory actions against Bol News has highlighted the need for greater protection of press freedom in Pakistan. The government’s response has only served to create a climate of fear and intimidation, undermining the country’s democratic values and reputation. The Indian media’s coverage of the incident has also raised concerns about the treatment of Hindus in Pakistan.
BOL News and Akash’s Family are waiting for Akash Ram’s safe return, it is important to continue the conversation about the importance of upholding press freedom and protecting the rights of all citizens, regardless of their religion or background.
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