New Delhi: Arnab Goswami, the editor-in-chief of Times Now has made news yet again for calling a fellow journalist a cover for the terrorist organisation Indian Mujahideen.
Arnab called Asad Ashraf, a journalist with Tehelka, “cover for Indian Mujahideen,” during the live television debate over the controversial Batla House encounter.
The debate was held at the Times Now studio after an ISIS documentary surfaced featuring an alleged Batla House encounter militant who managed to escape.
Asad was invited as guest at Arnab’s studio and was called as Indian Mujahideen sympathesier and also called the journalist a “pseudo-intellectual” just because he is a Muslilm?
“It was easier for Arnab to target me because of the fact because I bear a Muslim name,” said Asad Ashraf.
Just because Ashraf is a Muslim who, along with a handful of other people put across their points concerning the authenticity of 2008 Batla House encounter were branded as “attack sympathisers”
In a blog for JanataKaReporter, Ashraf, who worked at DNA, writes:
“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, said Ashraf. For them, questioning the authenticity of Batla House encounter is tantamount to supporting ‘Indian Mujahideen’ and the ISIS.”
He also added that “it was a first-hand experience of how ridiculous Arnab and his panelists could be,” for him. “They can stoop down to any level to implicate Muslims into their narrative of terrorism.”
Ashraf took to his Facebook page and wrote “I am not taking it easily, I am going to take all legal recourse against Arnab for calling me a ‘sympathizer’ of a barbaric organization like ISIS.”