The self-styled macho man of Indian Journalism, Rajdeep Sardesai who has a tendency to create a humiliating situation for his employer media group with his creepy, crummy, flashy and personal abusive style of journalism (?), has created a similar situation for the prestigious media group “India Today” where he is a current employee.
This time, a Human Rights watchdog Legal Rights Observatory, which mainly focuses the abusive lies spread in media, has caught Rajdeep Sardesai red handed when the senior journalist went to a low level to tarnish the image of Yogi Adityanath, the newly became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh with a thumping majority displayed in UP Mandate.
In a TV debate program on India Today TV channel after the declaration of the name of Yogi Adityanath, as BJP's new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Rajdeep Sardesai referred that “Yogi Adityanath had professed the idea of raping dead Muslim women by pulling them out of the grave”.
Basically, this baseless claim was a brainchild of Rajdeep’s wife and alike journalist Sagarika Ghose who on 18 March, replying to one tweet, tweeted: #YogiAdityanath who once spoke of raping dead Muslim women is UP CM. Don’t you think such an individual poses some danger?”
When a tweeple asked the lady journalist if she “is willing to stand by this ascription of the statement to Yogi”, she answered: Folks, #YogiAdityanath didn’t say dead Muslim women should be raped, he shared the stage and listened when the rape of dead Muslim women was demanded”.
Rajdeep might have used his wife’s brain to malign Yogi Adityanath, but here is a twist in a tale. His wife used the social media to spit her venom against the Saffron leader, but her husband used the forum of “India Today channel” where he is an employee and made the Chairman Puneet Jain, the head of TV Today Network Ltd., and entire director board to pay for his own personal ideological rivalry using the India Today channel.
The Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) has sent an intimation of Legal Action against India Today TV Channel. The intimation mail sent by LRO Chief Vinay Joshi states: “Mr Rajdeep Sardesai and India Today group are liable for prosecution under 30 various IPC Clauses and Cyber Crime clauses under Information Technology Act-2000, related to forgery, cheating, spreading rumors, creating and flaring up communal tensions and religious riots, and spreading lies through digital and electronic media.
Vinay Joshi, the chief of Legal Rights Observatory has pointed out Rajdeep Sardesai repeatedly being found guilty of forgery par excellence, lie, manipulative journalism tactics, reporting with ulterior motives and character assassination of people belonging to particular ideologies.
The LRO holds Rajdeep Sardesai and India Today group liable for prosecution under 30 various IPC Clauses and Cyber Crime clauses under Information Technology Act-2000, related to forgery, cheating, spreading rumours, creating and flaring up communal tensions and religious riots, and spreading lies through digital and electronic media.
Vinay Joshi told NewsBharati that – The LRO has demanded the immediate sacking of Rajdeep Sardesai from India Today Group. Otherwise, he would be compelled to make the whole editorial board along with India Today chairman Puneet Jain to make co-party in a litigation against Rajdeep Sardesai.
Joshi is expecting a serious reply from the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of the Group and Chief Law & Compliance Officer of TV Today Network Ltd.