Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar says she is a victim of conspiracy

She said Pushkar first attacked her after an interview she did with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

Islamabad | Published:January 20, 2014 4:52 am
“Google their names and you will see what will appear. ‘Marriage is about to break’. ‘Trouble in paradise’. ‘Fairytale is over’. News have been appearing about their marriage for long”. PTI “Google their names and you will see what will appear. ‘Marriage is about to break’. ‘Trouble in paradise’. ‘Fairytale is over’. News have been appearing about their marriage for long”. PTI

Peeved at being at the centre of a controversy surrounding Shashi Tharoor, Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar claimed she had no role in his marital discord with Sunanda Pushkar and was a “victim of conspiracy”.

Tarar, who has changed her profile picture on Twitter to a burning candle following Pushkar’s death on Friday, said she met Tharoor twice — once in India in April and then in Dubai in June last year.

“There were a lot of people present there,” the 45-year-old Lahore-based journalist said, while speaking to Geo Tez Saturday night.

“When I wrote an article that mentioned him, his wife probably did not like that another woman whom she did not know praised him so much. So she asked him to stop talking to me. Despite that, he (Tharoor) kept following me on Twitter after which she said stop following her (Tarar) on Twitter.

“I don’t know why she had a problem about me talking to her husband over phone or email. The conversations I had with him is something that I can have with anyone, anywhere in the world,” she said.

Tarar, mother of a 13-year-old boy, then surprisingly went on an all-out attack on Pushkar. “Have you googled? You will find that problems emerged in their marriage since May and June. I was not involved in their life. At that time, neither did she know me nor was she blaming me for anything.

Google their names and you will see what will appear. ‘Marriage is about to break’. ‘Trouble in paradise’. ‘Fairytale is over’. News have been appearing about their marriage for long”.

She said Pushkar first attacked her after an interview she did with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

“She (Pushkar) tweeted saying why has our CM spoken to a Pakistani journalist. First Pakistan sends Army and then sends journalist. She started fighting with me,” Tarar said.

She claimed she was a “victim of conspiracy”.

“Everything has happened to me. A Pakistani woman sitting here cannot spoil their marriage,” she said.

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    Aam Aadmi
    Jan 21, 2014 at 3:11 am
    I feel sad about the fact that Sunanda's death left two people, Dr. Tharoor and Ms. Tarar, perpetually guilty and a third, her 21 year old son, orphan. She was an over-jealous wife and irresponsible mother. From the correspondence between Dr. Tharoor and Ms. Tarar, it seems that there was nothing beyond a normal friendly relationship. The stupid woman took her husband's friendly terms with younger woman as an extra-marital affair. Her jealousy not only ruined her own life, but also left a young son both fatherless and motherless. To me, she remains responsible. Death can't wash away her stupidity.
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    Mahesh Achuthan
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:10 am
    What had actually caused the elimination of an immaculate and precious life of Sunanda Pushkar's.Isn't it an other victimisation of excessive media interventions and immature exploitations into citizen's privacy? Even Kasturbha hi or Florence Nightingale should have had such extremely tragic unnatural life endings if chased by news starving media paparazzis.
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    Sanjay Kumar
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:34 am
    Don't know what Shashi Tharoor found in this over bleached vampire Mehr Tarar to leave a much more graceful looking Sunanda Pushkar.
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    Abby Normal
    Jan 20, 2014 at 2:56 am
    lot of missundertanding, created tension, the coroner report will put some light in this sad case.
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    Rajiv Pande
    Jan 21, 2014 at 5:31 am
    We don't know what was going on in this triangle. Tarar is denying, tharoor won't say anything and sunanda is dead. What was the extreme aggravation that made her take her own life? tharoor has the answer.
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    malvinder kaur
    Jan 20, 2014 at 4:07 am
    " no body in grown up world breaks anybody's marriage, homes, its ones own decision as as what to do...sometimes it is really amusing/irritating to blame others.. as an adult if you do not know your mind,heart, responsibilities what kind of person are you...! the decision to walk away always rest on you!
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