The Hush Post| 9:45 am |one-minute-read
Media house NDTV has suspended one of its Deputy News Editor for an unwanted post where she posted on her Facebook page about the horrific Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy yesterday. Sethi had written, “where a grisly 44 has been proven to be greater than the mythical 56”. With this, she had added a hashtag #HowstheJaish, a tweak of the famous film dialogue ‘How’s the Josh’ from the recent movie Uri: The Surgical Strike. Nidhi Sethi seemingly took a dig at the Prime Minister writing “mythical 56” for 56 inch ki chhati.
NDTV strongly condemns what a Deputy News Editor of our website posted on her personal Facebook page about the tragic and dastardly Pulwama terror attack. She has been suspended for 2 weeks, effective immediately, while the company’s Disciplinary Committee weighs further action.
— NDTV (@ndtv) February 15, 2019
Today NDTV announced on its official Twitter handle that the news organisation strongly condemns the comments made by the Editor. She has been suspended for 2 weeks, while the company’s Disciplinary Committee will be weighing further against the deputy editor.
Nidhi Sethi, Deputy News Editor of NDTV, had posted a comment on Facebook which seemed to glorify the terror attack by Jaish-e-Muhammad.
The screenshot of the comment immediately went viral on Twitter. Several people started asking NDTV whether it agrees with the views of its staffer. At the time of writing this report, the Facebook page of the journalist could not be accessed. It meant that she had seemingly deactivated her account on the social media site. NDTV says further action will be considered by the Disciplinary Committee against the journalist, it will be interesting to see what actions they take.
Apart from Nidhi Sethi, a student from Aligarh Muslim University had also posted an insensitive tweet about the terror attack.
Basim Hilal, the student, has since been suspended by the university. The Aligarh police have lodged a case against him. His Twitter account has also been withheld in India.