The continuation of Indian civilization after so many invasions and occupation are the real resurrection. It is even bigger than the resurrection of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. India is like a ghost haunting the British, hence the obsession of the BBC to denigrate India and its culture and heritage.
Ziona Chana is a polygamist but BBC (Ziona Chana: Head of ‘world’s largest family’ dies in India’s Mizoram state – BBC News) presented him as a hero and a tourist attraction while Swami Sivananda is being portrayed as a sexual predator in a BBC (https://english.webdunia.com/article/yogasana-articles/bbc-documentary) series earlier this week, long after his death in 1993, on the allegation of a single woman, Julie Slater, 63.
Jay Lakhani is a Hindu and he has been working to give Hinduism a good image in the west, Unfortunately, the BBC is one of the media houses that presents Hinduism in a vey negative light. Accusing them of willful bias Jay Lakhani dare the BBC to sue him.
Sham Sharma of the Sham Sharma Show has accused the BBC for making negative allegations against Indian society and instead of having guests to defend India, the BBC would invite anti-India individuals such as Arundhati Roy and other representatives of minority communities to spout the most vicious propaganda against Hindus, spiritual leaders, the BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Zion Chana, age 76 of Mizoram, India, died last Sunday -June 13- and was presented by the BBC as belonging to a Christian polygamist sect with 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren, all living in a three-story building. The report went on to state that Chana belonged to a Christian sect in his neighborhood with 2000 followers and was started by Chana’s grandfather in1942.
Nothing was said about the standard of living or whether the kids were going to school or not. The report did not interview any member of Chana’s family to get his/her view on the challenges posed by living in such a large family.
The report highlighted that the family attracts a large number of tourists in the state of Mizoram and is possibly the largest in the world.
Nevertheless, the heading of the report on sexual abuse by Swami Sivanand read: Shielded for Decades. A Yoga Leaders’ Alleged Sexual Abuse Finally Comes Under Fire.
The BBC is now broadcasting a series on this alleged sexual abuse. Interestingly, the Swami died in 1993 which allowed the victim, Ms. Julie Slater, now 63, to escape the imprisonment by the Swami, and now 18 years after her release, the findings of an investigator whose name was not released. Ms. Slater claimed that she was the personal assistant to the Swami for 11 years. Why didn’t you escape? Her response was that she was trapped in a transcendental emotion that was difficult to overcome.
The Swami’s followers are peeved about those allegations by Julie Slater and have launched their own investigation. It is crowd funded and called SATYA-Sivananda Accountability Truth Seeking Yogic Action. And why this investigation into Swami Sivananda’s sexual misconduct 18 years after his death? Its response is to prevent the current leader Thamatam Reddy, 53 from mimicking the founder’s corruption.
Why this negative projection of India by the BBC? The truth is the British failed to subdue India after ruling over its people for more than 180 years. More than 40 trillion dollars of India’s wealth was stolen and used to finance the Industrial Revolution. Despite the imposition of the church, its school, the media, and violence to suppress the will of the people, the British failed in its mission. Today the rise if Hindutva with BJP at the helm of power is difficult for the BBC to stomach.
The BBC must understand that the Indians did not just disappoint them only but all the invaders that came to loot and plunder the nation and impose its One Book, One God belief system.