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Upset with twist in Sachin news, Taliban to attack all media houses

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New Delhi, Dec 4: In a latest twist in Sachin Tendulkar news involving Taliban, the terror outfit seems to have got upset with media houses across the world. Taliban expressed its disappointment with news reports which, according to them, were being twisted.

The News Daily quoted one unidentified Taliban leader as saying, "In Tuesday's meeting, we decided to target only journalists and media organisations which twisted the recent statement of Shahidullah Shahid and tried to tarnish Taliban's image nationally and internationally."

"The task has been given to a select group of people within the Taliban to collect information about the journalists and media organisations who fabricated statement of the spokesman," he said.

Information on journalists, media houses will be collected to attack them

An initial clipped video of the TTP spokesperson was circulated on social media networks which showed TTP spokesperson criticising the Pakistani media over its coverage of Tendulkar.

However, a longer video with his full remarks showed that he was not criticising the media but saying that those opposed to referring to dead militants as martyrs are like persons who do not want Tendulkar to be praised because he is an Indian.

Even after the emergence of the full video, some local and many international media continued to report that Taliban had warned Pakistani media for the coverage of Tendulkar.

OneIndia News
(With PTI inputs)

Story first published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 16:22 [IST]
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