NEW DELHI: A day after All India Muslim Personal Board issued a scathing letter accusing Arnab Goswami‘s Republic TV channel of the shameful and disparaging act, the pro-government channel apology for its fake reporting.
AIMPLB accused Goswami’s Republic TV channel of falsely implicating the Jamaat-e-Islami India chief Maulana Jalaluddin Umri of being a terrorist.
While posting its letter, the AIMPLB wrote, “We strongly condemn @republic channel for falsely accusing Ml Jalaluddin Umri, the vice president of @AIMPLB_Official, of being a terrorist. We also condemn @CNNnews18. It has committed blasphemy against Masjids (sic) in Mecca, Madina and Quds. Both channels must apologize.”
We strongly condemn @republic channel for falsely accusing Ml Jalaluddin Umri, the vice president of @AIMPLB_Official, of being a terrorist. We also condemn @CNNnews18. It has committed blasphemy against Madjids in Mecca, Madina and Quds. Both channels must apologize. pic.twitter.com/gQEED91utz
— All India Muslim Personal Law Board (@AIMPLB_Official) March 3, 2019
Its tweet read, “CORRIGENDUM & APOLOGY for taking a wrong image of Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri carried on Republic TV at 4:03 PM. It was an inadvertent error, the video editor concerned carried the wrong image which was wrongly broadcast once & immediately corrected.”
The Republic TV channel, in its subsequent tweet, wrote, “Republic TV unconditionally apologises to Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri for the same.”
Realising the potential consequences, the channel also removed the controversial video from its website and also clarify that the Jamat-e-Islami Hind has nothing to do with Jamat-e-Islami outfit in the valley
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Elsewhere, the CNN-News18 channel owned by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Group was accused of a mischievous broadcast to defame Islam and provoke Muslims, reported Janta Ka Reporter.
AIMPLB has accused Ambani’s CNN-News18 of committing blasphemy against Masjids in Makkah, Madina and Qudsa and must apologise for its incredibly inflammatory broadcast targeting Muslims across the globe.
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In its broadcast on Saturday, the CNN-News18 channel showed the photos of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Masjid-e Nabawi in Madina and Al-Aqsa mosque implying that they were part of Jaish terror factory.
While Republic TV has apologised, the channel CNN-News18 has issued a clarification
The pro-government Republic TV channel is well-known for creating pugnacious hatred, division in a country and fomenting communal disharmony.