New Delhi: The New York Times faced social media flak on Tuesday after it described the ghastly Pulwama terror attack as an ‘explosion’. “In India’s Election Season, an Explosion Interrupts Modi’s Slump,” read the headline of an article. Besides, the prominent American daily also misspelled the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As soon the blunder was noticed by Twitterati, they lashed out at the daily and asked,”If pulwama was an explosion, was 9/11 a plane crash or accident?
Check out some of the tweets here:
After facing backlash, the New York Times deleted the tweet and changed the headline to ‘In India’s Election Season, a Bombing Interrupts Modi’s Slump’. However, it still referred the attack as ‘bombing’ even though it was claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
On Feb 14, around 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed after a suicide bomber attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district with a vehicle laden with explosives. The convoy comprised 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. The slain jawans personnel were travelling in a bus which came under the terror attack. 12 days after the attack, Indian Air Force carried out a pre-emptive strike in Balakot allegedly decimating biggest terror hideouts of JeM.