Home Media Politicians, journalists slammed for playing politics over Amarnath Yatra attack

Politicians, journalists slammed for playing politics over Amarnath Yatra attack

Yesterday the country witnessed a barbaric attack on Hindu pilgrims who were returning after taking Darshan at the holy Amarnath temple in Kashmir. At about 8:30 PM on Monday, as a bus carrying 60 Amarnath Pilgrims was returning to Jammu, terrorists opened fire at it. This led to the death of 7 pilgirms including 6 women and injured 19 more.

It is believed that 3-5 Pakistan backed terrorists led by one Ismael belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out the attack. The casualties could have been more, but according to a passenger on that bus, the driver heroically drove through a hail of bullets to ensure that the bus reached to safety.

This attack shocked the nation. While most were demanding retributive justice and accountability from the government, there were few politicians and media persons who shamelessly tried to politicise the gruesome murder to peddle their agenda:

- Ad - - article resumes -

The CPM leader whose party in Kerala allows murders of RSS workers to go on unabated, was slammed for his comment. He also conveniently forgot that pilgrims were attacked in 2006 and 2007, when his party had extended support to the UPA government:

AAP MLA Alka Lamba, who in the past had laughed about her delaying a fire rescue operation, decided to peddle a cringeworthy conspiracy theory. She was widely slammed for this comment, following which she deleted the tweet:

Modi hating ex-cop, who regularly spreads anti-India propaganda, also joined in spreading the conspiracy theory, which was shared widely by Pakistanis and anti-Hindu commentators, as generally happens with his tweets:

Even journalists didn’t want to be left behind. A comment by controversial journalist Barkha Dutt, suggesting that the Yatra should have been suspended this year, was slammed as being akin to ‘victim blaming’:

One so-called journalist, with a history of peddling unsubstantiated claims, subtly painted the attackers as ‘militants’:

Some where more concerned about ‘Kashmiri Suffering’ than hate crime against Hindus, such as senior journalist Shekhar Gupta of ‘coup’ fame:

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: BJP MLAs stay overnight at the Vidhan Soudha to protest, Guv asks to have trust vote by 1:30 PM

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Tamil media on dead tiger

Tiger dies after eating a Sambar Deer, Tamil Media reports how it died after consuming ‘Sambhar Rice’

On Sunday evening, a tiger was found dead soon after it had eaten a sambar deer. The carcass was found in the Parsons Valley reservoir in the Nilgiris district.
Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise Pakistan for Hafiz Saeed' arrest

Hafiz Saeed was living freely in Pakistan, so hold your applause: US Committee gives Donald Trump a reality check

The US House Foreign Affairs Committee had to remind Donald Trump that Hafiz Saeed did not need any searching or finding so he should rather hold his applause.

Kapil Sibal claims Barkha Dutt was sacked before her tweets, won’t be paid anymore, Barkha says Sibal is lying

As Barkha had predicted, the Sibals also blamed the newly-elected Narendra Modi government for the advertisers to back off. Lack of advertising revenues led to deepening of their financial troubles, they claim. 

Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan ‘Referendum 2020’, extends support to banned terror outfit Sikhs For Justice

Taran Kaur Dhillon, popularly known as Hard Kaur, has landed herself in a new controversy. Kaur has taken to social media to extend her support to Khalistan.

Interview: Former RAW officer makes further shocking revelations about Hamid Ansari after alleging that he endangered lives of RAW officers in Iran

In this exclusive interview, Former RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) officer NK Sood makes further revelations about his time in Iran, Hamid Ansari and the vilified scientist Nambi Narayanan

Nanny state? Arvind Kejriwal led AAP govt finalises draft policy to limit number of guests at marriage functions in Delhi

The AAP government had in December last year, told the Supreme Court that it is in the process of formulating a policy which limits the ‘vulgar display of food’ at weddings lavish weddings in the national capital
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

173,645FansLike
158,977FollowersFollow
74,860SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post