NDTV suspends editor for Facebook post on Pulwama terror attack

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NDTV has suspended one of it editors for a social media post on Thursday’s terror attack that killed 42 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The editor in question is one Nidhi Sethi, who had taken to her personal Facebook page to post about the Pulwama attack using a hashtag #HowstheJaish, which was a spin off version of hashtag #HowstheJosh, a popular dialogue from a recent hit Bollywood film Uri The Surgical Strike. The film was based on India’s so-called response to Pakistan in 2016 through a surgical strike targeting militants across the LoC.

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Nidhi had written, “Where a grisly 44 has been proven to be greater than the mythical 56 #HowstheJaish.” The use of Jaish was in reference to the militant organisation Jaish-E-Mohammed, which later claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack.

Condemning her action, NDTV tweeted on Friday, “NDTV strongly condemns what a Deputy News Editor of our website posted on her personal Facebook page about the tragic and dastardly Pulwama terror attack. She has been suspended for 2 weeks, effective immediately, while the company’s Disciplinary Committee weighs further action.”

NDTV’s tweet evoked plenty of reactions on social media.

A suicide bomber on Thursday had rammed into a CRPF convoy by carrying more than 350 kgs of explosives in his car. Jaish-e-Mohammed had later claimed responsibility for the attack. This was described as the deadliest terror attack targeting India’s military forces.

India has vowed to teach Pakistan a lesson.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Sala Pakistani logo ko nahi jhorna jhaiya rdex sa bhartiya Sana ko egg bhujiya bana dna ho ga tab samjhaga Sala tum abhi bata ho ma baab takrana ki koshish mat karna bharat ka miti ma dhafhan kar dugna samjhae Pakistani log Ghar ma ghus kar maragna bill ma tu raha dhunt kar nikalagna Mera yaha 40indian crpf ko na Mara 40sa Jada marugna yaad rakhna ki ma kitna ko marugna Jay hind Jay bharat

  2. Why nobody is asking for accountability for the death of these jawans ? J&K under President’s rule and Intelligence services under PMO have to answer how the terrorists managed to get hold of such huge quantities of explosives ,. how local intelligence units and informers did not notice missing vehicle and activity of moving the explosives, and why CRPF top brass allowed public vehicles on the road when such large convoy is on the move? How did the terrorists know the date and time of convoy movement ??
    Absence of honest answers to probing questions will result in more deaths of trained , young jawans and devastation to their families while politicians, beareaucrats and Chiefs of defence forces continue to point fingers somewhere else instead of plugging holes.

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