Srinagar, Feb 25 IBNS | 6 months ago

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said politicians are not as much of a threat to the "independent media" as "spare cash", which, according to him, is being used to "mop up" electronic and print media groups.


"Politicians aren't as much of a threat to a 'free & independent media' as spare cash being used to mop up electronic & print media groups is," Abdullah tweeted.

Asking the media to to be freed from vested interests, he tweeted: "I like how we are being asked if we want a media freed from politicians. How about a media freed from deep pockets & other vested interests?"

This comes after Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday clarified his remarks against electronic media and said he was speaking about 'social media spreading hatred' and not journalism.

"I was speaking about social media spreading hatred. My remarks were with regards to the issue related to the northeast students who were being targeted in Hyderabad and Karnataka. It was not on journalism," Shinde told media.

The Union Home Minister earlier triggered a controversy as he warned to 'crush' elements in the electronic media which were spreading 'false propaganda'.

"We will crush those elements in the electronic media that are indulging in false propaganda," Shinde said in a Congress rally in Solapur city.

(Posted on 26-02-2014)


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