File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput
File photo | Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook/SushantSinghRajput

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New Delhi: Prime time news tried to be different Tuesday but ended up being much the same. While Times Now debated the probe into the Bengaluru riots, NDTV 24×7 discussed the unravelling peace talks between the NSCN (I-M) and the government. Republic TV continued its impressively endless coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death as did ABP News. The big discussion on News Nation was “Secular gang vs Supreme Court,” with anchor Deepak Chaurasia calling Prashant Bhushan a “repeat offender”.

First, to Times Now‘s ‘NewsHour’, with Padmaja Joshi, where they discussed Congress reportedly blocking the probe into the Bengaluru violence. Speaking to Islamic scholar Atiq ur Rehman, Joshi asked him, “Why would a mainstream political party go and seek the release of rioters?”

Rehman responded, “When such incidents happen, it is the crackdown of the police in the BJP states, where the crackdown is on the Muslim youth… We are fed up, you know.”

Even as Rehman spoke, Joshi interrupted with, “Well there will be relief if you don’t indulge in riots, there is a fairly simple formula for getting relief in a police crackdown. Don’t indulge in riots.”

The BJP’s Amit Malviya said, “The Congress is not speaking against the wrong committed towards its MLA, but it is speaking for vote bank.” Isn’t that what political parties do?

As talks between the central government and leaders of Nagaland’s NSCN (I-M) continue to unravel, NDTV 24×7‘s Sreenivasan Jain asked Neingulo Krome, Secretary General of the Naga People’s Movement For Human Rights, “Who do you blame for the breakdown?”

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