After the UNSC issued a strong statement against the Pulwama terrorist attack and named JeM, thereby registering a major diplomatic win for India, media in Pakistan has resorted to obfuscation and twisting the statement to suit their fundamentalist narratives.
A report published by Geo TV had the headline, “UNSC condemns Pulwama attack, rebuffs India’s efforts to implicate Pakistan”.
The report of Pakistan Media Geo TV slyly mentions Kashmir as ‘Indian administered Kashmir, while the UNSC statement had clearly mentioned ‘Jammu and Kashmir’, which was hailed by a major diplomatic win by experts in India.
In another attempt to perhaps please the fundamentalist elements in Pakistan, the Geo TV report does not mention the name of the Islamist terrorist organisation Jaish–Mohammad, which had claimed the responsibility for the attack.
The UNSC statement had clearly mentioned JeM by its name. The Geo TV report, went ahead to change the exact UNSC statement and mentioned ‘occupied Kashmir’ in their report, which is a blatant lie.
The full statement by the UNSC is as follows:
It is evident by the blatant twisting and misrepresentation of facts by Geo TV that the Pakistan administration and media are busy ignoring the truth and keeping their public misinformed over the global perception of their own country.
The headline of the Geo TV report mentioned ‘Rebuffs India’s attempts to implicate Pakistan’. However, the UNSC statement actually contained no such mention, instead, the statement had mentioned that the UNSC urges all its member states to cooperate with India to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.
It seems that even after another global humiliation, Pakistan is yet to learn its lessons and continues to keep appeasing fundamentalist elements that aid and propagate terror organisations on its own soil.