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Shekhar Gupta manages to use even Wing Commander Abhnandan’s return to deride India with a half-truth

Earlier, the liberals hailed Pakistan PM Imran Khan for being a ‘Statesman’ to order the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was held captive in Pakistan after he landed in the PoK, ejecting from his crashing Mig-21 Bison aircraft that was hit by a PAF jet.

While the country is celebrating Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s homecoming, editor of the Print and the President of the Editor’s Guild of India, Shekhar Gupta has displayed shocking ignorance about the protocols to be followed on repatriation of people from foreign countries.

In a tweet posted by him, Gupta scoffed at how even the Wing Commander, who is being returned by Pakistan had to go through customs. However, Gupta here fails to realise that there are certain protocols that are put in place which have to be followed religiously. Either Gupta is unaware of the existence of those protocols or he is simply using this opportunity to cast the Indian government in bad light.

One of the Twitter users highlighted how even the astronauts who visited Moon for the first time-Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin had to go through the customs on their return. Passing customs is a general practice widely followed in all the countries. However, Gupta, known for his critical views against the Modi government, didn’t waste any time in taking to Twitter to ridicule the government.

Earlier, the liberals hailed Pakistan PM Imran Khan for being a ‘Statesman’ to order the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was held captive in Pakistan after he landed in the PoK, ejecting from his crashing Mig-21 Bison aircraft that was hit by a PAF jet. India’s diplomatic prowess and its ability to mount insurmountable pressure on Pakistan which resulted in the release of Wing Commander was totally lost on the likes of Gupta and his ilk. Now, Gupta’s derision of established government procedures only exposes his deep hatred for the Modi government.

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