Bithiri assaulted for Bithiri statements. Is V6 promoting TRS or Telangana?

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V6 is the first telugu channel to start telecasting news/views in Telangna dialect. For a very long time Telangana people were ashamed to speak Telangana in front of others, and the practice continues even now though it is declining. Many Telangana people hide their accent when heard in public forums.  In some families, Telangana people ridicule their own folk who speak Telangana and try to correct them.  Some Telangana families grew up imitating their Andhra neighbors completely rejecting their identity.

Popular V6 anchor Bithiri Satti , was physically assaulted on Monday at his channel office, V6, in Banjara Hills. The incident occurred at around 2pm, when Ravi had come to his office and was suddenly confronted by his attacker.  According to Appi Reddy’s Mic TV, the attacker shouted “Jai Bharat” while slapping and jostling him. The assailant was immediately caught by the office security staff and others near the spot and handed over to the Banjara Hills police.

Satti suffered minor injuries in the assault. The attacker has been identified as Manikanta, who is a resident of Secunderabad, informed Banjara Hills police.

“The accused seems to be mentally unstable. We tried to find out the motive behind his attack, and he claims that he was hurt because Satti(victim) made anti-India and anti-Telangana comments on the show (Teenmaar News),” Manikanta said.

Teenmaar News is the name of a popular satirical show on V6, a regional news channel.

In the show, Satti plays an intellectually disabled person, who presents news in satirical form and speaks in Telangana dialect.


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