Over 500 people showed up at the Chicago bureau of CNN to protest the used to be cable news network.
The Chicago Tribune writes that the Hindu community of Midwest under the banner of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of North America Chicago (VHPA-Chicago) came out in large numbers to protest against CNN for the documentary televised on March 5, 2017 about Hinduism produced by its special reporter Mr Reza Aslan.
Over 500 protesters gathered in a peaceful protest in front of CNN Chicago Bureau on Michigan Ave with signs to boycott CNN over its bigotry and distorted documentary that is feared to increase the hate crimes in United States.
CNN's Reza Aslan, who claims to be the religious scholar went to Banaras, India and showed most weird and grotesque practices of select five individuals: eating Human flesh, drinking alcohol and urine from skull as portrayal for over a billion practitioners of Hinduism while projecting them as fighters against Hindu Caste system. Without consulting any authority or a scholar, he painted a completely inaccurate and unsubstantiated picture of the Hinduism.
"CNN and Reza Aslan have responsibility to make accurate, fair and balanced presentation on any topic. This was a highly biased and extreme presentation to sensationalize the practices of few isolated people as Hinduism. CNN and Reza Aslan had plenty of resources available to know about over Billion Hindus worldwide, their scriptures, their practices and their real lives." said Dr. Shamkant Sheth, President of VHPA-Chicago. He demanded CNN to consult the scholars and immediately apologize for this gross blunder.