Gauri Lankesh and Rohit Sardana: what a contrast!Very few people knew about Bengaluru-based, ultra-left leaning journalist Gauri Lankesh before her death. She was highly critical of NDA-ruled Central Government and Congress ruled State Government of Karnataka. She was very sympathetic towards ultra-left Marxists. She used to upload the propaganda of the ISI of Pakistan against India. She was murdered in front of her residence. Liberal journalists turned the world upside down after her death blaming the right-wing forces. But her own brother stated that the ultra-left forces might be behind her murder.
Rohit Sardana is a well-known Hindi journalist. Earlier he was with Zee News and used to anchor a popular programme ''Tal Thokke''. Recently he has joined India Today group and has been anchoring ''Dangal'' in AAjtak TV channel. He and his family has been receiving death threat in extremely abusive language from members belonging to a ''particular community''. The India Today office at Hyderabad was attacked day before yesterday by a group of persons belonging to a ''particular community''. Rohit Sardana has given the numbers from where he has been receiving threat calls to the police. He has tweeted giving details of such numbers. Till now, no arrest has been made. Till now, the liberal journalists have been maintaining a well-calculated silence.
What a contrast of reactions in respect of Gauri Lankesh and Rohit Sardana!