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.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

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.

Share This Post and Support:
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.

Most read articles recently

Pakistanis get scared about attack by India after seeing their own Air Force fighter jets flying over civilian areas

Several people posted on social media that India has dropped bombs over Sialkot in Pakistan

Congress deletes video where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing shortly after the Pulwama attack

After Congress' lies against the Prime Minister were exposed, Congress proceeded to delete the tweet where Rahul Gandhi was seen dancing after the Pulwama terror attack.
Locals even pelted stones at injured jawans

Pulwama attack: Women, children in Kashmir ferried expensive military grade RDX in small quantities for months

The trigger for the explosive was manufactured locally and that ammonium nitrate was used as an oxidizer in the RDX explosive. The military grade RDX was obtained from Pakistan and the device was assembled around 10 km from the blast site.

This is why Neena Gupta wants no one to wish Pritish Nandy even a Happy Birthday

Pritish Nandy 'stole' Masaba's birth certificate and printed in his magazine without Neena Gupta's permission
Image Source: Twitter

Fearing India’s retaliation, Pakistan cancels leaves of its troops, uses flares to light up night sky to see movement of Indian troops

Pakistani administration has asked people to stay in underground bunkers, which could protect them from shelling or any form of attacks which could come from the other side of the border.
Pakistan's government acts as a subordinate of its military and Islamic fundamentalists

It appears Pakistan is scared of India: Masood Azhar’s veiled threat to Imran Khan against any govt action

Masood Azhar said in his weekly address, ''Pakistan's response to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threats post Pulwama was rather lukewarm and lacklustre. It appears Pakistan is scared of India.''

After Ajaz Ashraf of Caravan reduced martyrs to their caste, he shouldn’t play victim when he is reduced to his religion

In his report, Ajaz Ashraf says quite clearly that he called the martyrs of the family to in their moment of unimaginable tragedy to inquire about their caste.

Waters of 3 rivers flowing into Pakistan will be diverted to Yamuna as per Indus Water Treaty: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari had said that dams and other developmental projects are being conceptualised on the 3 rivers will choke Pakistan’s water supply

Congress workers used to do booth capturing for me and my father when there was no EVM : Congress leader Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2015 after he accused senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley of Corruption.
Image Source: The Week

Mandya: Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj attends funeral of Pulwama martyr, villagers expose his hypocrisy towards Armed Forces

Prakash Raj, a left wing ideologue, who is often known for joining hands with the left-liberals to express their hate towards Hindus and the BJP, has plans to contest in the upcoming elections from Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency.

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these