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All India Radio Tweets On COVID-19 In Jharkhand With Unrelated Picture Of A Mosque, Gets Called Out For Islamophobia & Malicious Reporting

All India Radio (AIR) was called out for its blatant display of Islamophobia and false and malicious reporting after it tweeted a report on new COVID-19 cases in Jharkhand along with a picture of a mosque with skull cap wearing Muslims. The tweet, which is now deleted said ‘105 new patients detected in #Jharkhand, cases reach 1135,’ and accompanied a picture of a mosque, with no connection to either the coronavirus or the state of Jharkhand.

Social media users lashed out at All India Radio’s mischievous attempt to associate the coronavirus pandemic with Muslims and called for police against the national public radio broadcaster.

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Some wanted to know why there is so much hatred against Muslims, and why it is always a particular community which is targeted.

Some even compared the broadcaster with Radio Rwanda for its tweet.

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The channel then deleted its tweet without apologizing, and then used the same picture of the mosque to tweet that ‘places of worship, hotels and malls reopen in Assam’.

How convenient!

Also read: The Hindu Publishes Cartoon Showing Coronavirus In Muslim Attire, Takes It Down After Backlash

Shaik Zakeer Hussain is the Founder and Editor of The Cognate.

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