After the historic event of the abolition of Article 370 and division of Jammu and Kashmir into Union Territories, there have been several attempts by a certain section of the media outlets to mislead the citizens and defame the reputation of Narendra Modi government.
Shekhar Gupta‘s The Print agency resorted to spreading false news after it claimed that the Modi government briefed the US about its plans to remove Article 370 twice.
In a particular article, the Print news agency has claimed that their sources had confirmed them that the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar had briefed his American counterpart, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, about the Modi government’s plans to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A for Jammu and Kashmir in August on the sidelines of ASEAN summit in Bangkok.
The report adds, saying that the US was notified two times before the termination of Article 370. First time in February, 2 days right after the Pulwama attack, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval phoned his American counterpart John Bolton and informed him about the Modi government’s strategies to do away with the ‘special status’ for Jammu and Kashmir, reported ThePrint.
The second time, Jaishankar told Pompeo on the sidelines of the 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok on 1 August.
Nonetheless, the United States Department of State rejected all these claims and added that the Indian government did not consult or notify the US Government before moving to abolish Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status.
Shekhar Gupta’s news agency ThePrint has a string of spreading rumours, fake news only to target PM Narendra Modi-led government. Moreover, Shekhar Gupta and his team have also tried to publish as many as imaginary stories and stated it as real facts.