No matter how hateful and bigoted your views, you always have a place in India’s far-left media organizations.
Srishti Jaswal, who’d been fired by Hindustan Times for a tweet in which she’d called Lord Krishna a “womanizer” and a “fuckboi”, is now writing for Newslaundry. She’s written three pieces for the far-left propaganda publication since January.
Last year, Srishti Jaswal had tweeted out that Lord Krishna was a womanizer, a fuckboi, and a ‘commitment phobic maniac’. “Because this is what Krishna did. He was a womanizer, a fuckboi and a commitment phobic maniac. And I am a Hindu and I’ve read mythology,” she’d tweeted.
Her tweet had led to considerable outrage online, with people upset over the denigration of a much-loved deity in such crass terms. On Twitter, users had begun tagging her employer, Hindustan Times, and demanded that she be sacked. A while later, Hindustan Times had gone ahead and suspended Sristhi Jaswal. “She has been suspended from duties with immediate effect and a code of conduct committee has been set up to look into the matter,” Hindustan Times wrote.
Srishti Jaswal has now resurfaced, and is writing for Newslaundry. This is par for the course for journalists who are fired for their hatred from news organizations — they find a home in India’s growing club of far-left propaganda outlets. When The Quint had taken action on Stuti Mishra for a tweet in which she’d appeared to wish death upon Home Minister Amit Shah, she’d immediately landed an assignment with NDTV. NDTV, for its part, isn’t short on hated either — its Deputy Editor Nidhi Sethi had celebrated the Pulwama attack by tweeting “How’s The Jaish”, and senior journalist Vishu Som has been pictured with an Osama Bin Laden doll on his desk.
Srishti’s Jaswal’s new home is no stranger to propagating hate either. Newslaundry columnist Sharjeel Usmani has been previously arrested for instigating the anti-CAA riots, and another columnist, Natasha Narwal, had been arrested and charged under UAPA for her role in the Delhi riots. The publication itself had cheered for middlemen protesters when they’d wished death for PM Modi, having gleefully retweeted the video before deleting it. Among such luminaries, Srishi Jaswal will likely feel right at home, and continue spreading her Hindu-hated using its platform.