Amidst the row over a senior Pakistani minister’s sensational claim on the Pulwama terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF personnel, NDTV and India Today interviewed the minister.
However, the netizens slammed the two news channels for “providing a platform to the minister”. The dastardly terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, 2019, claimed the lives of 40 personnel. Terrorists rammed an explosive-laden vehicle in the bus. The convoy had of 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar.
Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. Pakistan had repeatedly denied responsibility for the attack.
Days later India carried out airstrikes on JeM’s Balakot terror training camp in Pakistan. On Thursday, Pakistan Federal minister Fawad Chaudhry told National Assembly that “Pulwama was achievement under leadership of Imran Khan” and that “Hindustan ko ghus ke maara hai” in admission about Pakistan’s role in a terror attack.
“We hit India by entering inside. Our achievement in Pulwama is the achievement of the entire community under the leadership of Imran Khan. You all also have credit (for it), Chaudhry told the National Assembly.
However, in the interviews with NDTV and India Today Chaudhry claimed that his remarks were misinterpreted and he was referring to a post-Pulwama operation that Pakistan undertook after Balakot airstrikes.
Now, after the interview of the minister, netizens have started trolling Rajddep Sardesai of India Today and the NDTV.
Still cannot believe that NDTV & Rajdeep gave platform to a terrorist minister from a terrorist country who had confessed of his PM role in commiting a terrorist attack against India to peddle his propaganda on Indian television. We are a shameless country with zero self esteem.
— Tewatian Masakadzas (@masakadzas) October 30, 2020
I condemn Rajdeep and NDTV for their affection to Pakistan .Pak minister has very clearly stated that they had done Pulwama .No clarification is required .
— pradeep kumar sharma (@pradeep31701) October 30, 2020
We dont believe what Indian establishment says on issues like surgical strike BUT when a Pak minister denies his statement made in Pak parliament, we meekly accept that.
— Anurag Katriar (@KingKatriar) October 30, 2020
Suprabhatam! My interview last night of @fawadchaudhry .. The Pak minister now claims that his ‘ghar mein ghuskar maara’ remark was referring to ‘post’ Pulwama! So long as Pak remains in denial on terror, little will change! https://t.co/dm2TFworzm @IndiaToday
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 30, 2020
Providing Escape route https://t.co/vi1WJi54gu
— Varun Ahlawat (@varunahlawatt) October 30, 2020