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India, like all the other countries, has their own issues. It has a population which is around 1.27 billion and in a nation with such high number of population, there might be a few chances of internal issues as well as discrepancies. There are much weakness like long gestation period from making policies and their implementation, religious and caste-based divisions, 'chalta hai attitude' at all levels, corruption etc.
But we also have great strengths like major chunk of our population is less than 40, FDI promoting policies, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, becoming manufacturing hub of world etc. and we don't need any certification from foreign channels like BBC for its success.
Unfortunately, there are certain western broadcasting agencies like BBC who never fail to publish the negative side of India, means only negative no positive in that, as if they are only the civilized state in this world. They always find a way of how to broadcast the evil, declining side of the country. They try to project the seamy side of the people living in India.
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Media houses are like cameras and cameras have different kinds of lenses. BBC is such an independent media group whose lenses are neither transparent nor clear and in an indirect method they are trying to influence the opinions of the viewers. They are completely biased against India. This negativity can be due to several reasons.
BBC is suffering from Indophobia and that too from decades or perhaps from the very beginning of its foundation. During the 1970s, Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India banned BBC for two years because of their derogatory reporting.
It was even banned for five years from filming in India’s tiger reserves. Most of their news included rape cases, train robbery or Interstate tax problems in India.
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When an elephant leaves for the market, a thousand dogs bark at him but still, he walks his own way. Therefore it will not be wise to ban BBC, let him bark. Indeed banning a news channel for airing is the last thing a country should do to exhibit its power and it does not convey good message also.
By doing this we cannot fall to the level of Pakistan. India is not a patriarchal and misogynist society, nor we are intolerant. All we need to do is- we should not listen the nonsense of BBC, we should not take the venom it is spitting and our media must expose BBC time to time to keep the check on him.
Although BBC is biased, being a reputed media agency, it is his responsibility to maintain unbiased nature so that they can provide neutral news to the readers and the viewers, this is especially important for its future survival also, as only neutral news have future, they have to change hundred years old mindset as soon as possible, advertising revenue of BBC is also falling day by day and if a super-giant India looks with serious eye then this poor BBC may become extinct forever.