Rega Jha Calls Op-India ‘A Comedy Portal’, And Twitterati Geared Up Quickly To Roast Her

Updated on 6 Sep, 2017 at 7:33 pm

On August 11, a non-mainstream news portal Op-India published an article in response to former Vice-President Hamid Ansari’s ‘Muslim’ remark.

Before we go any further, let’s take a quick look at what Ansari said.

In his last interview as Vice-President, Ansari said that “there is a sense of insecurity among the Muslims”. That remark was not received well by many Indians, who felt that the former Vice-President failed to rise about the level of religion-based politics.

 

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari created a controversy with his “unease among Muslim” remark.

Of course, he was called out on social media.

Op-India’s article listed out 10 reasons, backed with facts, on why it is riskier for a Hindu to be a Hindu in the world’s largest Hindu-majority country.

The article was not against any community but against the dirty vote-bank politics played and mastered by the parties which wear the tag of secularism on their chests and call themselves the guardians of liberalism.

 

On August 19 the article was shared on Twitter by Rahul Roushan, who serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Swarajya and manages Op-India.

Reacting to that tweet, Rega Jha, the editor of Buzzfeed-India, posted this:

 

One wonders what Jha found funny in the article that made her post that tweet of hers.

Anyway, Twitter found Jha’s comment funny, and therefore reacted:

 

It is a sad reality that some of our politicians deliberately pander to specific vote banks to keep themselves in power. In doing so they often ignore the crimes committed by members of specific communities so that the vote bank remains intact.

If in their quest for one-sided secular-liberal values, the media personalities themselves shut their eyes and ears to reason and truth then our country is doomed.