NEW YORK – Amid escalated tensions and belligerence between India and Pakistan after the terror attack at the Indian Army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian journalist was made to leave a press conference that was to be addressed by Pakistan Foreign Secretary in New York on Monday.
Pointing towards the NDTV journalist, Namrata Brar, someone said, “Iss Indian ko nikalo (remove this Indian),” NDTV claimed.
— Namrata Brar (@namratabrar) September 20, 2016
Namrata Brar was asked to leave the press conference at the Roosevelt Hotel where the Pakistani Foreign Secretary, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, was to address the media on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
NDTV claimed that no Indian journalist was allowed to attend the conference.
However, according to other journalists who were present there, the Indian journalist was simply asked to not to cover the conference and was assured that her questions will be personally answered by the Foreign Secretary after the conference to which the Indian media protested angrily.
The Pakistani officials say that the Indian media was not allowed to cover the conference just the way Indians do not allow to cover theirs.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reached US and will address the Assembly on Wednesday. It is expected that Kashmir issue will dominate his speech at UNGA.