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January 13, 2018

When top judges say democracy is at stake, media focus on Sunny Leone

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Within a day after four senior judges of Supreme Court broke their silence on alleged corruption in judiciary and warned that democracy in India is at stake, the mainstream media across India in general and poll-bound state of Karnataka in particular, have been successful in diverting the people’s attention by focusing on porn star-turned-Bollywood super star Sunny Leone.

India Today on Saturday morning broke the news of a couple of leaders of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV), a hardline Kannada outfit, demanding a huge amount to facilitate smooth functioning of an event of the sensational star on upcoming Valentine’s Day in Bengaluru where her New Year Eve show was cancelled due to security reasons.

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The sensational story was based on a sting operation wherein leaders of two factions of KRV were caught on camera demanding money to make sure that no Kannadigas disrupt Sunny’s show.

In a video, Anjanappa, vice-president of Narayan Gowda-led KRV faction, can be seen stating that they have the power to close down the entire state. He even said that if they want Sunny Night to be held, they wanted Rs 30 lakh in advance and Rs 10 lakh after the programme. He also promised to be personally present there to monitor things.

Another video shows R Ranjith, vice-president of KRV faction led by Praveen Shetty, demanding Rs 30 lakh to provide protection from untoward situations and to allow Sunny's programme in Bengaluru. He even promised to arrange for 300 KRV members who would give protection to the entire programme. He demanded Rs 15 to 20 lakh in advance and the rest to be given soon after the programme.

However, none of the above two videos are fresh. The TV channel had reportedly obtained the videos a few days ago. The videos helped the channel to create a sensational braking news within 24 hours after the senior judges held a historic press meet and went public with complaints against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

Though it was a special story by India Today, several other news channels including Times Now too gave wide coverage to the story and thus diverted the people’s attention from the grave allegations made by the senior judges.

On the other hand, Enforcement Directorate’s sudden raids against Karti Chidambaram, son of former finance minister P Chidambaram, served as another attention diverter for the media on Saturday.

When top judges say democracy is at stake, media focus on Sunny Leone


Pulimunchi - Saturday, 13 January 2018

So far people were going to judges seeking justice. Now judges have come to public for justice. This is quite expected when mass murders assume power.

Kannadiga - Saturday, 13 January 2018

I agree that media is playing diversionary tactic. But one cannot ignore the extortion tactics of so called Kannada groups. Need to put an end to all such goondagiri in India.

Arif - Saturday, 13 January 2018

Now it's a need of the hour for Congress  to plan and make a strong  strategy team and protest nation wide against safronisation of courts.. Where is youth congress,  where is Rahul where is Congress Bade Bade Leaders? 

Madhu - Saturday, 13 January 2018

Rahul Kanwal is anchoring the Sunny Leone – KRV episode in Indian Today as if Donald Trump vacated his post to make Amit Shah the president of United States. All are #Presstitutues

Poor Indian - Saturday, 13 January 2018

This is not the first time. Since Modi came to power Indian media doing the same. When CBI judge BH Loya, who was hearing a case against BJP president Amit Shah, was murdered, media was busy in debating about Padmavati! 

Vinod - Saturday, 13 January 2018

100% true

Anonymous - Saturday, 13 January 2018

Now 100% suiting the name - PRESSTITUTES

Danish - Saturday, 13 January 2018

The diversion attention itself shows democracy is at stake

Kumar - Saturday, 13 January 2018

People fed up by hearing corruption. So loosing inerest is nothing new. Sunny is the new trend

Unknown - Saturday, 13 January 2018

No need of excessive influence of media. Sunny is a  weakness of many people

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