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J&K: IPS officer Imtiaz Hussain slams foreign media’s “anti-India” stance

J&K: IPS officer Imtiaz Hussain slams foreign media’s “anti-India” stance


New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Imtiaz Hussain in Jammu and Kashmir has slammed the “anti-India narrative” sought to be built by a section of foreign media after the Centre abrogated the border state’s “special status” under the Article 370 of the Constitution of India, earlier this month.

Citing recent incidents, he said while stone-pelting and attack by miscreants killed a truck driver in Bhijbhera area and a terrorist killed a member of the nomadic Bakarwal community in Tral, the foreign media went to town claiming that the law and order situation in J&K had vitiated. The victim and another person had been abducted a week ago.

He also cited reports carried by the BBC Urdu, Al Jazeera and New York Times in this regard.

“There have been 2 killings since August 4 in Kashmir. One person killed by Pakistan backed terrorist and another truck driver by Pakistan-instigated rioters. None of these reported by @AJEnglish, @BBCUrdu or @nytimes because it doesn’t fit in the scheme of their propaganda,” tweeted Hussain.

His tweet trended on the top on Tuesday, as he detailed ‘misinterpretation’ of the situation in Valley. Referring to the truck driver’s murder, he said “In this @BBCUrdu story the reporter presumes on behalf of rioters that truck would be carrying security forces, thus killed the truck driver. What a shameful justification of murder by learned journalist!”

Hours later, he added, “Truth is the ultimate causality in the journalism driven by agenda. Wish we had reporters on ground reporting truth. Absolving murderers is no journalism”.

 This is a shame on part of the media industry as this is not the first time people have questioned the reportage of media houses from abroad. Two weeks ago, Al Jazeera and the BBC put up two video clips claiming that they were of a protest in Srinagar.

 The Internet users trashed the claim and stressed that the video had originated from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).


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