On September 29, the Indian Army announced that it carried out “surgical strikes” along the Line of Control on seven terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) which caused “significant casualties” including two Pakistani soldiers. The strikes were conducted 10 days after the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri that left 18 soldiers dead.
However, Pakistan denied any such action and called it a “farce”. Pakistani newspapers reported that the announcement regarding surgical strikes was just used by Indian government to ‘fool its people’.
On September 30, Twitter user @samjawed65 posted photos of how the event was covered by Indian and Pakistani media and how entirely opposite it was. “Interesting contrast of Indian & Pakistani newspaper headlines. Images via @ravishkt & @misbahAzam” she wrote.
The denial, however, did not only come from Pakistan’s side but also India. Later, Pakistani media reported that eight Indian soldiers had been killed in retaliation and one captured. The claims were denied by the Indian Army.
The tweet, however, has been retweeted a couple of hundred times and it’s screenshots shared.
— SamSays (@samjawed65) September 30, 2016
Here’s how India covered it.
Here’s how Pakistan covered it.
Reaction to the tweet came from both sides of the border but there were also people who called for peace.
@samjawed65 It’s obvious that not only their government but also their mainstream media is controlled by terror organizations.
— Lightning Lemons 🌐 (@abishekpadaki) September 30, 2016
— Misbah Azam, Ph.D. (@misbahAzam) September 30, 2016
— Tashmeem Mirza (@TashmeemM) September 30, 2016
— YogyKS (@yogyKS) September 30, 2016
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