Nidhi Razdan Gets Trolled For Making ‘Pellet Gun’ Remark For Violent Ram Rahim Supporters

6:24 pm 25 Aug, 2017

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Hell has broken loose in Haryana. The guilty verdict against Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda and a self-styled Godman, has unleashed multiple cases of rioting in Sirsa, Panchkula and other places in the state.

 

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It is not that no one saw this coming. Authorities feared, and the media pointed out, that the lakhs of supporters of the Godman would resort to violence in case the CBI court held him guilty of rape in a 15-year-old case.

At the time of writing, reports confirm that 11 people are dead, at least 150 incidents of violence have happened, and Haryana is under a kind of blackout one sees during wars. OB vans have been destroyed and stone pelting has been reported from places.


In the middle of this, one expects the media to at least perform with honest journalism. Thankfully, this time, most of the media houses have been doing exactly that, with many journalists courageously reporting from the ground as the Dera supporters continue their mayhem.

But for some strange reason NDTV’s executive editor Nidhi Razdan posted this tweet:

Her remark was in response to this tweet by India Today’s Rahul Kanwal:

Minutes after her tweet, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah, too, raised the same angle on Kanwal’s tweet:

Now why would any journalist want to raise the pellet gun debate in such a dangerous environment can be best explained by them. Anyway, Twitterati, obviously, reacted angrily and reminded Razdan that people have already died in Harayana.



Even Omar Abdullah was not spared:

Following the heavy criticism, Abdullah claimed that he was concerned about the rising death toll in the state and was thus calling for the use of “non-lethal” weapons.

He even attempted to shift the goal post by dragging in actor Siddharth Malhotra’s insensitive comment. But even that couldn’t save him from slayers of denseness on Twitter.

 

 

It should, however, be noted that pellet guns were criticized by Abdullah and journalists such as Razdan when they were used on Kashmiri stone pelters whose support often allows terrorists to escape army operations.

As of now, the Indian Army has deployed an additional 480 soldiers to bring order in the volatile state. There is already a very heavy presence of police, paramilitary and the Army.

On the other hand, both the Harayana government and the supporters of the Dera Sacha Sauda are being criticized by Twitterati for the dance of destruction.

And as of now, the violence has touched Delhi:

 


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