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Arnab Goswami calls Muslim journalist Indian Mujahedeen sympathiser; Times Now takes down video

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  1. kahonapyarhai

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    Arnab Goswami calls Muslim journalist Indian Mujahedeen sympathiser; Times Now takes down video
    A Muslim journalist was called a Indian Mujahedeen sympathiser on live television debate by Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami.
    India.com News DeskonMay 25, 2016 at 9:17 AMEmail
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    Mumbai, May 25:A Muslim journalist was called a Indian Mujahedeen sympathiser on live television debate by Times Now Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami. According to Asad Asharf, who worked at DNA, he was called a cover for terror outfit Indian Mujahideen during a debate over controversial Batla House encounter by anchor Arnab Goswami. Times Now later removed the video of the debate from their website.

    A debate was held at Times Now channel after a ISIS video surfaced featuring an alleged Batla House encounter terrorist who managed to escape. “Where are the sympathisers of Batla House encounter?” asked Arnab Goswami. Journalist Asad Ashraf, who has been reluctant to accept Batla House encounter as a genuine encounter in the light of several discrepancies and loopholes in the police version of it, was invited to discuss on the issue.(ALSO READ: Terrorist who escaped in Batla House encounter joins IS, NIA to examine video)


    https://www.facebook.com/asad.ashraf1/posts/10153477622871507

    When Asad Asharf tried to put forward the loopholes in the Batla House encounter, he was called as Indian Mujahedeen sympathiser by Arnab Goswami. “Arnab did not show the slightest of hesitation in calling me a cover for Indian Mujahedeen, just because I could muster courage to point out the loopholes in the Batla House encounter,” Ahsraf wrote onJanata Ka Reporter.

    During the debate, RSS leader Ratan Sharda also called Ashraf a frontrunner of terrorist organisations. “Instead of paying heed to my opposition to his remarks, ‘Jurist’ Arnab asked me to remain calm so that Sharda could continue to keep hurling allegations against me,” said Ashraf. “They can stoop down to any level to implicate Muslims into their narrative of terrorism. For them, questioning the authenticity of Batla House encounter is tantamount to supporting ‘Indian Mujahideen’ and the ISIS. However, I am glad I went and experienced what friends have complained about him before,” he added.

    https://www.facebook.com/kavita.krishnan/posts/10208954923531882

    Activist Kavita Krishnan pointed out on social networking site Facebook that Times Now had taken the video of the debate from its channel website. “Shameless Times Now has decided to not upload the video in the link where Arnab Goswami calls journalist Asad Ashraf and Tasleem Rahmani sympathizers of terrorist organizations just because we raised question over the authenticity of Batla house encounter. Now they fear legal repercussions,” she wrote. However the video is available on their YouTube channel.

    Watch the debate below:



    http://www.india.com/news/india/arn...mpathiser-times-now-takes-down-video-1211528/
     
  2. SarthakGanguly

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    Hope the police investigates this and takes necessary steps. Covers are all too real. Goswami should have made note and stayed silent, while passing the info to the police.
     
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    Rattle a Secular/Libral Indian and you will find a terror apologist if not sympathizer.
     
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    There is a religious angle to this and for that I cannot fault many Indian Muslims.

    Read about Muhammad Ali and Mahatma Gandhi episode. Even the former stated that the character of the fallen Mussalman is far better than Gandhi, the non believer. Even when he considered himself to be 'at Mahatma's feet' before.

    Equality is something not to be expected from a devout Muslim (if you are a disbeliever). And this is enshrined in faith. So I don't have that expectation. The regular irreligious Muslim however(better if he is less educated surprisingly) is more liberal and lives a life not very different from the way we do. They are the hope. Not the educated middle class Muslim elite in India.
     
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