This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Jayashree Arunachalam, Anand Vardhan and Raman Kirpal are joined by writer Amandeep Sandhu.
Amandeep explains the “manhunt” for Amritpal Singh and how Singh suddenly stepped into the limelight last year. “When someone gets arrested, their status enhances,” he adds. “When they die, they are considered martyrs. That’s Punjab for you.” He also details the reality of Khalistan fervour on the ground and how it’s not really what the media might make you think.
The panel then talks about Rahul Gandhi’s conviction in a defamation case, Mahua Moitra’s response when a BJP MP called her “nagarvadhu”, and the Delhi police’s swift crackdown on anti-Modi posters.
Independent journalism is not possible until you pitch in. We have seen what happens in ad-funded models: Journalism takes a backseat and gets sacrificed at the altar of clicks and TRPs.
Stories like these cost perseverance, time, and resources. Subscribe now to power our journalism.
Already a subscriber? Login