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.
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 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 (@ndtv) February 15, 2019
NDTV’s tweet evoked plenty of reactions on social media.
Two weeks suspension for supporting a terrorist organisation which blew our jawans to smithereens. Guys come on, Chuck her out and ensure that Wire/Scroll doesn’t hire her
— In politis there is Losmon Rekha (@masakadzas) February 15, 2019
And she will get promotion after 2 weeks
Next line which you forgot to mention
— Dr Dang डॉ डेंग (@drkb44) February 15, 2019
It only goes to show what your ideology and policy has been…..otherwise how is it that she became the Deputy-Editor….It is unfortunate for you that she outed out your REAL FACE which we anyways knew.. in her happiness at the loss of my jawans..She is the proof
— radha raju (@radharaju18) February 15, 2019
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.