After the modification of Article 370 which stripped the state of Jammu and Kashmir of its special status has invoked international media too. While Pakistan has failed to get UN involved in the matter, one cannot ignore that international media houses have been referring to Kashmir as ‘Indian Occupied Kashmir’ or ‘Indian-administered Kashmir’. BBC has been no different.
However, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has criticized BBC for the usage of the terminology and tweeted to them asking why they do not call Northern Ireland, ‘British Occupied Ireland’.
International media further also got slammed for presenting a tilted view on Kashmir.
However, BBC News Press Team tweeted, ‘The BBC stands by its journalism and we strongly refute any claims that we have misrepresented events in Kashmir. We are covering the situation impartially and accurately. Like other broadcasters we are currently operating under severe restrictions in Kashmir but we will continue to report what is happening.’
Pakistan has cut all ties with India, following the modification of Article 370. People in Pakistan have started unfollowing Indian YouTube channels too (no clue how that is going to help them though). In relation to Pakistan’s reaction to the Kashmir issue, Shekhar Kapur tweeted this.
The ambience in the valley is still stressful as the rule of several years is ended now.But the new ray of hope for development and beginning of new projects is rooted.