Outrage? Nah, Twitter is amused after Pak's 'Iss Indian ko bahar nikalo' snub

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 20, 2016, 6:34 pm IST
Updated Sep 20, 2016, 6:49 pm IST
NDTV journalist Namrata Brar was evicted from Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s press conference.
The incident happened as Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry was addressing a press conference on the sidelines of UNGA (Photo: AFP)
 The incident happened as Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry was addressing a press conference on the sidelines of UNGA (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: In what can be seen as a sign of deteriorating ties between India and its neighbour, Pakistani authorities, on Tuesday, called for the eviction of an Indian journalist from a press conference in New York, in the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

NDTV journalist Namrata Brar was evicted from Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry’s press conference with the words, “Iss Indian ko nikalo” (remove this Indian). Later reports however said that the foreign official spokesperson who said the words has been suspended.

 

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is attending the UN meet, also waved aside Indian journalists who tried to question him on the Uri attack.

But while many took to Twitter to express their disappointment, the episode did not elicit the outrage that was expected.

Insinuating that the channel ‘did not classify’ Indian enough, many twitterati had a field day regarding the incident.

‘Iss Indian ko bahar nikalo’ soon started trending on twitter, and vitriolic tweets soon made their way.

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The incidence follows terror attack on an Army headquarters in Uri that killed 18 soldiers and injured 19.  India has put the blame on Pakistan, alleging that the militants entered the Indian territory after infiltrating the border through Pakistan.

Pakistan has denied these allegations as baseless and has alleged that India was trying to remove the focus from Kashmir unrest that has claimed 87.

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