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BBC stands by Kashmir story, rejects Indian claims

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London: Rejecting criticism and propaganda from India, BBC on Sunday said it stands by its journalism .

The British Broadcasting Corporation coverage of protests in Kahsmir was dogged by Indian social media users, government officials and local media after it aired a video from Occupied territory showing protesters being fired upon by Indian forces.

“The BBC stands by its journalism and we strongly refute claims that we have misrepresented events in Kashmir. We are covering the situation impartially and accurately. Like other broadcasters we are currently operating under severe restrictions in Kashmir but will continue to report what is happening,” said the BB in a statement.

The BBC footage belied Indian government claims that there are no protests happening in the valley after it revoked the autonomy of Muslim majority region granted under article 370.

Ashok Swain, an Indian Professor of Peace and Conflict Research, retweeted the BBC’s statement taking a dig at Indian Prime Minister.

” Unfortunately Modi is the Prime Minister of India, not yet of the universe!,” he wrote.


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