Update: Meghnad's DNA test of Sudhir's DNA is up. Read it here.
Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the WHO; India has imposed restrictions on the entry of foreigners; stock markets across the world are tumbling. But for Zee News editor Sudhir Chaudhary, the most important story right now is jihad.
On his flagship show, DNA, on March 11, Chaudhary schooled his viewers about the different “types of jihad”, complete with a flowchart.
Chaudhary actually spent time and resources to come up with this absurdity, you might ask?
Not quite. He lifted the flowchart from a Facebook page called “”. He did make the effort to translate it in Hindi, however, if that counts for anything.
A glance at this Facebook page shows it is dedicated to spreading conspiracy theories. Sample this:
And, oh, long before Chaudhary made an entire show out of this flowchart, it’s been populating Twitter timeline and Reddit feeds.
It seems Chaudhary can’t come up with an original graphic, let alone an argument, in support of even his primary agenda – the demonisation of India’s Muslim minority.
Editor's note: This is far from all that was wrong with Sudhir Chaudhary's show. Stay tuned for Meghnad's DNA test of Chaudhary's DNA.