Friday, June 18, 2021
Home Media Corridor of Love: Indian journalists are elated with the experience they had in Pakistan

Corridor of Love: Indian journalists are elated with the experience they had in Pakistan

Indian journalists who were invited to Pakistan were visibly quite happy as they couldn't stop singing praises about the hospitality they received in the otherwise not-so-friendly neighbour.

Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara corridor has evoked mixed reactions. While Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu accepted Imran Khan’s invite and had praised Imran Khan profusely, Minister Sushma Swaraj couldn’t go and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had declined the invitation.

Amidst all this, the Indian journalists who were invited to Pakistan were visibly quite happy as they couldn’t stop singing praises about the hospitality they received in the otherwise not-so-friendly neighbour while doubling up as messengers of peace themselves. We had earlier reported the list of “approved” journalists who travelled to Pakistan after being vetted by the Pakistan High Commission. It was interesting to note that several media organisations like Republic, Times Now or even ANI did not make it to the list.

Sardesai was delighted to meet his ‘old friends’ and expressed sadness that Indian media houses spread more hate towards Pakistan than Pakistan does that for India.

Also why Rajdeep Sardesai’s ‘popularity “transcends borders”, an observation made by Arfa Khanum Sherwani, a journalist with The Wire, headed by US passport holder Siddharth Varadarajan who is also in the Pakistan High Commission “approved” list of journalists travelling to Pakistan to cover the inauguration.

India has maintained that it will not participate in SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit, which is scheduled to be held in Islamabad this year until Pakistan ends terror. However, Pakistan believes that India may turn down the invite because of upcoming elections.

We are not sure whether NDTV’s political editor, Sunetra, clarified India’s stand to Pakistan Minister. She was, however, quite thrilled at visiting Pakistan.

View this post on Instagram

Hello Pakistan

A post shared by Sunetra Choudhury (@mssunetra) on

The Wire journalist, too, cited Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister that the engagement with India (at SAARC) may be delayed due to elections, which he understands are important.

Again, we are not sure whether Mitra and her colleagues pointed out the fact that India had declined to attend the SAARC summit in November 2016 as well and has suspended bilateral dialogues with Pakistan after the Uri attacks. That earlier this year, MEA Sushma Swaraj had walked out early of an informal meeting of SAARC nations at the sidelines of the UN general assembly. Swaraj had stated in her short statement that the ecosystem of terrorism can only be dismantled with solid action on the ground.

And then there were the ones spreading the message of peace.

Several questions are now being raised about the list of “approved” journalists and the zeal with which they have been participating in peddling the ‘aman ki asha’ line of argument while in Pakistan. How were these journalists “selected”? Was there a provision to apply? If there was, why were journalists from several other agencies like Republic, Times Now, Zee News or even ANI not on the list? Was there some selectivity on Pakistan’s side while selecting journalists? Did the ones who are more likely to be sympathetic towards Pakistan’s line of argument chosen?

These are questions which have not been answered yet. However, while Pakistan regularly sends gun-wielding terrorists to India with the sole aim of bleeding India with a thousand cuts, the jubilation displayed by these journalists do make citizens uncomfortable.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Editorial Deskhttp://www.opindia.com
Editorial team of OpIndia.com

Related Articles

Trending now

‘Being targeted because I am Muslim’: SP leader Umed Idris plays victim card after giving Ghaziabad incident a communal spin

SP leader Umed Idris was booked by Ghaziabad police on May 17 for giving the Loni incident a communal spin in his Facebook video.

4 arrested in Hiranandani society fake vaccine scam, Tips Films, another production house were duped too: Reports

4 persons have been arrested by the Kandivali Police in the fake vaccination drive case. They have been sent to judicial custody till June 25.

Mukul Roy refuses to resign from assembly after defecting to TMC, Suvendu Adhikari petitions the speaker to disqualify him

Suvendu Adhilkari asks assembly speaker to disqualify Mukul Roy as per anti-defection law after Roy quite BJP to join TMC

‘Muslims must kill 4-6 persons before dying’: Congress’ new minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi and his hate-filled ‘shayari’. Details

The newly appointed Congress minority cell head Imran Pratapgarhi is believed to be the favourite of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

FT refers to India as the ‘weakest link’ in the Quad. How their quoted expert denies conclusion and how they got it massively wrong

Quoting a few experts in foreign policy, FT declared that India is the 'weakest link' of the informal alliance as it had failed to provide necessary vaccines to the nations as it had agreed to in the Quad summit that was held in March.

UP: Woman alleges harassment, obscene messages by police officer in Sultanpur, SP orders investigation. Details of the case

After the case was highlighted on the social media, Sultanpur police have informed that they have suspended a constable involved in the case and the accused inspector has been ordered to report at the police lines.

Recently Popular

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

AAP celebrates Delhi’s new architectural marvel, the Moti Nagar speed breaker

AAP's Moti Nagar MLA has recently inaugurated a speed breaker, along with dozens of supporters flouting social distancing norms.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

Twitter India MD told Delhi Police he does not know directors and owner of his company, details of his boss: Feigning ignorance or...

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said he does know who owns Twitter India, and which company his boss Yu Sasamoto belongs to

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

255,564FansLike
554,357FollowersFollow
24,400SubscribersSubscribe