Jagrati Shukla, a former journalist, who shot to social media fame in the recent months because of her call for massacre in Jammu and Kashmir and justification of the Sikhs’ genocide in 1984, has been rewarded with a job with the government-owned channel, Lok Sabha TV.
Shukla recently changed her Twitter bio and added ‘consultant, Lok Sabha TV.’ Her appointment despite her history of spewing venom against Sikhs, Muslims and Dalits, has sparked anger on social media platforms.
Shukla, a former journalist with Zee News, had first gained notoriety on the microblogging site after she used expletives to justify the gruesome murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru last year. Reacting to her murder, Shukla had written, “So, Commy Gauri Lankesh has been murdered mercilessly. Your deeds always come back to haunt you, they say. Amen.”
Her another tweet on Lankesh’s murder had said, “ Those who blv in bloody Revolution now mourning fate of Gauri Lankesh. How does it feel to be on the receiving end? (sic)
Shukla also justified the massacre of Sikhs in 1984 in the aftermath of the Indira Gandhi’s assassination. She had written, “Sikhs deserved that. What do you expect when you breed hate? They killed Hindusfor nothing. Although I don’t support genocide.”
On another occasion, she had posted disparaging tweets mocking the social status of Dalits in India. Her tweet on Dalits had read, “u can say whateve u like. I say that u r a Dalit apologist. And a backward regressive moron. Now go clean toilets. Lol”
While calling for genocide in Kashmir, she had written, “If we need to commit genocide in Kashmir Valley to get rid of all these terrorists and their aides, then let’s do it.”
Lok Sabha TV hiring Shukla despite her history of showing hate towards Sikhs, Muslims and Dalits comes amidst an international company sacking one of its top-ranking employees after it received complaints of hate-mongering by Ashish Kaul.
Here are some of her controversial tweets: