Home Social Media Indian Navy promptly denies Shashi Tharoor's allegations about it not picking up bodies of Ockhi victims

Indian Navy promptly denies Shashi Tharoor’s allegations about it not picking up bodies of Ockhi victims

The cyclone Ockhi from about 29th November to 6th December wrecked devastating havoc along the coastal areas bordering the Arabian sea.

In India the total death toll has been pegged at 36, with at-least 96 fishermen still expected missing. This uncertainty has resulted in 44 fishermen communities staging massive protests against the Tamil Nadu government for failing to save the fishermen who were in the sea when cyclone struck.

In order to rescue those affected, the Indian Navy launched a major rescue operation called Op Sahayam:

- Advertisement - - article resumes -

Via this operation, the Navy had launched a Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief program involving nine Naval ships and four types of aircraft namely P8I, Dornier, SeaKing and Chetak.

One of the states majorly affected by this tragedy is Kerala. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday decided to politicise this grave matter by alleging discrimination by the Modi government in the aftermath of this cyclone.

Today, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who is an MP from Thiruvananthapuram decided to visit the affected fishing villages and later took to twitter to share his experience.

As per him, after the interaction he spoke to Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to inform her about the reported anger among the fishing communities about the Navy not picking up dead bodies due to lack of on board freezer:

This was a serious charge as if the Navy was failing to bring back dead bodies, it was a major shortcoming in the whole rescue operation.

Barely about an hour after Tharoor’s tweet, the spokesperson of the Indian navy replied to his tweet. Here the Navy denied the charge of them ever refusing to pick up bodies and stated that they would continue to bring bodies ashore:

The spokesperson also tagged various twitter handles including that of Nirmala Sitharaman, PMO India and Indian Army, to convey their response in this matter.

Tharoor too later responded back by claiming that he was merely reporting what the residents of Pozhiyoor village had told him:

One hopes that this episode results in a thorough investigation of the matter so that such confusion doesn’t happen in the future.

Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please 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.


Advertisement

Big Story

The Kolkata police finally swung into action and arrested seven men: Sheik Rahit, Fardin Khan, Sk. Sabir Ali, Sk. Gani, Sk. Imran Ali, Sk. Wasim and Atif Khan, for allegedly harassing the complainant.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

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

Anjana Om Kashyap heckles doctors and nurses in Bihar hospital

What you did in that ICU is not journalism, Anjana Om Kashyap, it is insensitive, creating a nuisance and endangering lives

A video came to light earlier where Anjana Om Kashyap, a senior journalist from the India Today group was seen heckling and questioning a doctor inside the ICU over the outbreak of Encephalitis in Bihar

After threatening Jesus to choose between her and Rakhi Sawant, Tanushree Dutta questions Modi’s ‘Ram Rajya’

The Mumbai police have recently filed a B Summary report, giving a clean chit to Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, in connection with actor Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment case

Rapper Hard Kaur goes mental on social media: Blames RSS Chief for terror attacks, calls Yogi ‘OrangeRapeMan’

Taran Kaur Dhillon, more popularly known by her stage name Hard Kaur, appears to have fallen over the edge.
Read OpIndia.com's response to the defamation notice served by Swati Chaturvedi

That you have lost readership and your peers doubt you, is not our problem: Read our response to Swati Chaturvedi’s defamation notice

Recently, OpIndia.com got a legal notice from abusive media troll Swati Chaturvedi. At the onset, we would like to reiterate that such intimidatory tactics won't work with OpIndia.
Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

Gujarat: Past karma will haunt Congress in fascinating Rajya Sabha bypoll irony

The bypolls for the 2 vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat are going to be held shortly. The Congress has moved the SC, but given the clear precedents, it is quite clear that they have no chance of winning in court.

On press freedom day, meet the ‘fearless’ journalist who interviewed Rahul Gandhi and said ‘Rafale has entered people’s blood’

Now, as if the India Today interview fiasco wasn't bad enough, another pliant journalist has got the "once in a lifetime" opportunity to interview Rahul Gandhi.

As Swati Chaturvedi mourns the loss of her imaginary credibility, her past faff pieces come to haunt her

Even though she wants to put the blame on us, we can't possibly be held responsible if Swati Chaturvedi's peers doubt her 'credibility'.

Man masturbates on woman and abuses before running away: See Kejriwal? Free rides won’t guarantee safety

The daily harassment women face while commuting in the Delhi metro just shows how 'free metro ride' does not ensure safety.
Image Source: Zee News

Even as Indian liberals and peaceniks hail ‘peaceful’ Pakistanis, abuse pours in against Sania Mirza post world cup defeat

After motormouths like Veena Malik dragged Sania Mirza into an unwarranted controversy, it was time for other eminent intellectuals of Pakistan to share their blame on Sania Mirza.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

170,810FansLike
149,625FollowersFollow
69,817SubscribersSubscribe
Help Us Reach Every Indian, Please Share This Post