Same Story, Two Tweets: How Reuters Played Balakot Story Differently In India & Pak

Pakistan and India tensions have reached an alarming level once again, but what is having even a deeper effect is how the news outlets are framing India and Pakistan conflicts. Through fake chronicles and perception manipulation, India media has played with the minds of the masses, tweaking anti-Pakistan sentiments for political games.

Balakot episode – India claiming to kill more than three hundred terrorists by attacking a terror camp but having no evidence of the claimed figures and Pakistan denying any such attack, saying that India did violate LoC but no casualty took place.

“Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot.” – said Inter-Services Public Relations’ (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor. 

However, the Indian officials have made a completely different claim. They say that 1000 kg bomb was dropped, alleged militants were killed and it was done after seeing Pakistan’s inactivity regarding catering extremist factions.

“Credible intel [intelligence] was received that JeM was planning more suicide attacks in India. In the face of imminent danger, a preemptive strike became absolutely necessary. Top commanders were eliminated in the strike” – claimed the Indian official.

However, Balakot Police Chief Saghir Hussain Shah denies any casualties and said the entire story is fake and fabricated.

 “no casualties, no damages on the ground because of the dropping of the bombs” – he said.


Also See:

If India And Pakistan Actually Go To War, 21 Million People May Die – Hindustan Times

People agreed to his take as well, and said they are baffled with this hypocrisy as well.

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