Home News Reports Read how Indian Express played down Rifleman Aurangzeb’s abduction and brutal killing at the hands of terrorists

Read how Indian Express played down Rifleman Aurangzeb’s abduction and brutal killing at the hands of terrorists

Recently the nation was shaken up by the devastating news of how an Indian braveheart, Rifleman Aurangzeb was abducted and tortured to death by the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen. The terrorist group audaciously released a video filming the torture concluded on our army man.

While the nation mourns the martyrdom, there are few media houses, like the Indian Express brewing and twisting reports trying to downplay the abduction, torture and subsequent killing of rifleman Aurangzeb. This news house maliciously converted the abduction, torture, and execution of Rifleman Aurangzeb by terrorists into ‘Pulwama firing’.

Indian Express trying to downplay Aurangzeb’s abduction, torture and murder to ‘Pulwama firing’

- Ad - - article resumes -

It’s shocking that Indian Express in its attempt to devaluing and deemphasized the sacrifices made by this gallant soldier, by calling this morbid act of the terrorist as simple as ‘J&K Pulwama firing’, indicating that the army man succumbed to a usual cross-border firing whitewashing the heinous act of brutality.

This is not the first time ‘Indian Express’ has resorted to the ambiguous use of words, downplaying incidents. Way back in 2015, ‘Indian Express,’ while reporting the hanging of the 1993 Mumbai bombings convict Yakub Memon had misrepresented the entire incident by headlining it as ‘And they hanged Yakub Memon,’ indicating as if questioning and blaming the Indian State for the decision.

 

Other Media houses too had misrepresented and misreported, trying to communalize Yakub Memon’s death penalty.

India Express has been caught on wrong foot several times earlier too. In a similar incident of downplaying, the Sports Bureau of the Indian Express last year incurred the wrath of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag after their tweet mischievously tried to mislead people into believing that Sehwag had criticised the Indian Paramilitary forces.

The Express Sports (sports section of Indian Express) had put out this tweet:

Irked Sehwag, had lashed out at Indian Expresses forcing them to delete their tweet and apologizing to him for the same.

However, because of these such media houses, it will be true to say that: Journalism used to be a profession of keeping the public at large informed with hard facts and cold analysis. It is tragic, however, that with each passing day, journalism is merely becoming an instrument in the hands of liberals using it for false propaganda and to weave stories to prove their own narratives. Journalism today, has sadly morphed into propagandists covertly canvassing for political parties they agree with.

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

On 19th September 1965, we were in middle of the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Balwant Rai Mehta, a tall Congress leader died after the civilian aircraft he was travelling with seven others was shot down by a Pakistani airforce pilot near Indo-Pak border in the Rann of Kutch.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

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

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

54 years ago on this day, Pakistan killed an Indian Chief Minister because his plane was flying ‘too close’ to Indo-Pak border

On 19th September 1965, we were in middle of the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Balwant Rai Mehta, a tall Congress leader died after the civilian aircraft he was travelling with seven others was shot down by a Pakistani airforce pilot near Indo-Pak border in the Rann of Kutch.

Tulsi Gabbard punctures fake news spread by ‘journalist’ Rana Ayyub and others about Howdy Modi event

The US Presidential candidate for 2020, Tulsi Gabbard, today took to Twitter to call out the lies being spread by a shady organisation 'Organisation for minorities in India (OFMI)'

Go back to Southall slum: Hijabi woman goes on a racist rant at an Indian co-passenger in a over-crowded London bound bus

A Hijabi woman is seen launching a racist attack on an Indian co-passenger travelling in a crowded 195 bus from Romney Highway in Brentford, West London

Muslim student in Pakistan confesses he cooked up blasphemy charges against Hindu principal which led to violence on Hindus

Muslim mob unleashed violence against Hindu's in Ghotki, Pakistan, following the Muslim students false complaint against his Hindu principal

Sun TV fined Rs 2.5 lakh for telecasting a violent rape sequence in its prime time serial Kalyana Veedu

Sun TV and producers, Thiru Pictures in the hearing which was held last month, defended the serial and argued that they had taken precautions to make sure that the dialogues were not vulgar and obscene.

Tamil Nadu police detains a Muslim man loitering around a dargah disguised as a Hindu saint

Last month Tamil Nadu was put on high alert following intel that members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba had infiltrated into the state

While talking about Muslims in Jammu, Karan Thapar diminishes massacre of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and the KP exodus

Karan Thapar in his article "We cannot be selective about the past in Jammu & Kashmir" in Hindustan Times dated 15th Sept 2019, gives a call to morality, intellectual honesty and being conscious to multiple peoples and their identities.

E-cigarettes: What are they, why they were banned, and why it is difficult to ban traditional cigarettes

Ban on e-cigarette is a welcome decision, but government will have a tough time explaining not banning cigarettes

16 Mosques and a Gurudwara to be used as ‘pickup points’ to gather anti-Modi protestors for ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston

Kashmiri and Khalistani Separatist messages were seen during the rehearsal of the protests

Digital Marketing company that used to pay Professional Congress troll says he won’t be assigning any ‘work’ to the ‘low-level influencer’

‘Professional Congress’ member, Andria D’souza, found herself in an embarrassing situation after it was revealed that she charges Rs 500 for tweeting promotional tweets.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

182,858FansLike
180,874FollowersFollow
97,700SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post