Zee News apologises for fake news after TV channel’s DNA programme links Rahul Gandhi’s comments to Udaipur beheading


Zee News has issued a public apology after one of its programmes, DNA, maliciously linked Rahul Gandhi’s statement to the Udaipur beheading.
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During his visit to his constituency in Wayanad in Kerala, the Congress leader was asked about the act of vandalism by SFI workers targeting his office. Replying to a question, Gandhi had said, “First of all. This is my office but, before being it my office, this is the office of the people of Wayanad. However, the violence never resolves any problem. They are also children. Fine, it’s not a good thing to do, but they’ve acted in an irresponsible manner. I don’t have any hostility towards them.

“They are kids. I don’t think they understand the consequences.”

Zee News in its prime time programme, DNA, had said Gandhi had called the killers of Udaipur’s tailor ‘they are kids.’

The Zee News anchor had said, “And in the end, we would like to you show you that statement of Rahul Gandhi again whereby he’s calling the accused of the Udaipur murder as ‘kids.’

BJP leaders including former Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had taken the video from Zee News broadcast to launch an attack on Gandhi. Rathore hails from Rajasthan where the beheading of Kanhaiya Lal took place.

Faced with outrage, Zee News has now issued a public apology saying that it was sorry for linking Gandhi’s remarks for SFI workers in Kerala to those responsible for the murder of Kanhaiya Lal.

Rahul Gandhi has not commented about the controversy.