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NDTV Spreading Fake News After Tanishq Withdraws Ad on Interfaith Marriage

Lawstreet Journal 16 Oct 2020 1:12am

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There is a lot of controversy over a Tanishq ad on interfaith marriage. A jewelry store of the brand was reportedly attacked in Gujarat on October 12, 2020, in this regard. However, the news was denied by the BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya. 

According to the NDTV report, the store in Gujarat's Gandhidham was attacked on the night of October 12, 2020, and the manager was forced to write an apology letter by the mob. The apologies letter displayed at the Tanishq store read -“Apologies to the people of Kutch district for hurting sentiments of Hindus by broadcasting secular advertisement"

The TV channel reported that the police officer said that there were threat calls but there was no attack. A police officer was quoted as saying by NDTV "Some people had informed the store that the ad was not in good taste and had hurt the sentiment and some great cause has been received the police have been regularly patrolling the area no ransacking writing protest or attack took place". The fake news circulate by NDTV was copied by other news channels but in totality, the news spread by NDTV was fake and wrong. 

The ad has triggered an outrage on social media with some accusing that the jewelry brand is promoting the love jihad. Due to this furious backlash the Company on October 13, 2020 withdrawal the film citing hurt the sentiments and the well-being of its staff. 

The Company's move promoted intense debate on social media and elsewhere, just as the ad… Continue Reading...

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