In a rather shocking move, a journalist who had called for genocide of Kashmiris, had justified the massacre of Sikhs during 1984 and is notorious for posting hateful tweets has been apparently been appointed by the Government run channel Lok Sabha TV. Jagrati Shukla who has gained notoriety for her rabid tweets claimed on her Twitter bio (@JagratikShukla29) that she’s now a consultant with Lok Sabha TV.

On Twitter, she was seen thanking people who were congratulating her for her new position.

A couple of tweets were also found regarding her participation in a Lok Sabha Mother’s day special program called ‘Bharat ki Aawaj’.

Her name appears on the provisional selection list on Lok Sabha TV website for the post of Assistant Producer.

Furthermore, the Lok Sabha website also lists one Jagriti Shukla who has been selected for the post of Assistant producer. Since there’s no ‘Jagriti Shukla’ in the provisional list, it seems to be a typographical error and the person selected is Jagrati Shukla. This bit of information was pointed to by InUth.

Jagrati Shukla has a significant presence and fan following on social media. In 2016 when unrest had peaked in the Kashmir valley leading to clashes between security forces and Kashmiris, Jagriti Shukla had tweeted, “If we need to commit genocide in Kashmir valley to get rid of all these terrorists and their aides, then lets do it.”

The tweet may have created a furore, probably because of which it was deleted by Shukla, but the content which she regularly posts and/or shares on her Twitter and Facebook accounts is often laced with hatred and prejudice for Muslims, Dalits and liberals. We have posted a few of her tweets below for the benefit of readers.

In the tweet below, Shukla justifies the killing of Sikhs that took place in 1984, and says “Sikhs deserved that”.

In another tweet, she justifies the murder of writer and activist Gauri Lankesh who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017.

In another tweet, Shukla pins blame for Gauri Lankesh’s murder on Left extremists. This tweet was posted on September 6, 2017. Lankesh was shot dead outside her home in Bengaluru a day before. Even as investigation was going on, Shukla jumped the gun declaring Leftists responsible for her murder.

Another tweet by her of July 2016 calls for the killing of former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar.

In yet another tweet, she advocates carrying of lethal arms and murder. This tweet in the context of the violence that erupted at Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh on January 26, 2018 which resulted in the death of one person due to firing. The tweet was later deleted.

In another tweet, Shukla posted a derogatory tweets targeting the Dalit community.

Appointment of a journalist who brazenly calls for violence and openly expresses the worst prejudices about certain social groups, as a ‘consultant’ by Lok Sabha TV is nothing short of appalling. While journalists world over are not known to operate in a vacuum bereft of political/ideological preferences, in this particular case, the scribe in question has unabashedly exhibited bigotry and hate on social media on numerous occasions. It is thus shocking that Lok Sabha TV which is operated by elected representatives and is an important broadcasting arm of the Government has seen fit to appoint Jagrati Shukla.

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Surendro sahoo
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Appears Her line of thinking is in line with the Ruling Party, and that may be explaining the appointment.

Amit
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Amit

And many if not most of the supporters of this party, sadly.

rakhika
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rakhika

Dear Alt News, she has freedom of Expression like you have. When Muslims kill Hindus in Different parts of the country, then it is ok for you. When Hindus call for revenge, They become communal. We know You are a propaganda bullhorn for Congress- An Anti-Hindu party.

Redbaron
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Redbaron

Hate Speech is one of the reasonable restrictions placed on Freedom of Speech in the constitution.

Abhay
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Abhay

They dont believe in constitution.

Vihar Vicky
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Vihar Vicky

Its not ok for anyone killing other people in the name of religion.please dont justify the killing with such absurd logic

PULKIT KAUL
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PULKIT KAUL

Well she is absolutely right. Jihad in Kashmir butchered Hindus and we cannot spend our entire money for pampering Muslims.

Ratheesh Pisharody
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Ratheesh Pisharody

Saddened, yet not surprised by that move. Saddened because we (and I use “we” here as anyone human, can vote and read articles like these and have an opinion. I also use “we” to represent some of my fellowmen who do not have the privilege of internet or the literacy to read, understand, sometimes decipher and make their own judgements about where we are heading to today) seem to be collectively heading towards a major accident and each warning sign outside this train and each call for help from within this absurd train is ignored. Not surprised only because (I… Read more »

Sanjay saxena
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Sanjay saxena

Itni mehnat aur intelligency yadi jab aatankwaadi j&k mey nanga naach kar rahey they;tab yadi unki kaat mey lagaai hoti tab rashtra ko laabh hota

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कुछ भी गलत नही कहा ज्योत्स्ना ने,
जब वो करें, तो भटके हुए युवा,
हिन्दू करें तो भगवा आतंकी?

Shriram
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Shriram

Unfortunately this web site targets only centre right people. Not a single leftist, so called seculars, liberals who are no better than these right wing fanatics in rabid speeches or tweets did not find any mention in this. Will loose its credibility if it continued to be one sided.

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टेंशन न ले भाई आपलोग कम करो ये लोग जो कमेंट कर रहे है वो ज्यादातर fake id होंगे, आप अपना काम करो और मुर्ख अंधभक्तो को भौखने दो |

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It is clear that altnews does not believe in free speech.

Nanda Kishore
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It is clear that bhakts do not understand the meaning of free speech, let alone believe in it.

Prem
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If barkha /pagalika ghosh /bajdeep goes extreme left, wouldn’t there be reaction ?