Mumbai: Times NOW IMPACT—political establishment demands immediate action against Hurriyat. Times NOW, the leading English News Channel on Saturday, 6th May had revealed the funding nexus between Pakistan intelligence agency ISI and Hurriyat leaders to keep alive the separatist movement in Jammu & Kashmir.
The ‘Nation’s Darkest Secret – Pakistan Ke Dalal’ mega expose on TIMES NOW created ripples over social media through the weekend. #PakistanKeDalal trended in India for over 8 hours on 6th May with #ISIAgentHurriyat, #ISIAgentBurhan, #Suparijihadi etc keeping the Twitteratti buzzing. These conversations garnered a worldwide reach of 2384million on Twitter.
Source: https://frrole.ai/scout (Data for 6 & 7 May 2017)
Times NOW truly upped the ante over the weekend with one breaking story after another keeping the viewers hooked on and the tremendous response pouring in on social media is a testimony of the same
Subramanian Swamy, BJP MP reacting to the expose has demanded for President’s rule in Kashmir. “We need immediate President’s rule in Kashmir,” said Subramanian Swamy, BJP MP, in reaction to the story.
There are a slew of documents that have been accessed by Times NOW, showing the nexus between Pakistan and the separatist leaders responsible for radicalising the youth in Jammu and Kashmir.
The historic revelation has taken the political establishment by surprise. `The Prime Minister’s Office taking note of the expose has asked for a close watch to be kept of financial activities of businessman associated with Kashmiri separatist,’’
Rahul Shivshankar, Editor In Chief – Times NOW, said, “Times NOW as usual ruled. The #PakistanKeDalal story kept viewers glued to their screens and Twitterati busy all day. The story trended for over 8 hours and generated cumulative reach that was over 4 times that of ANY other News Channel including the much hyped launch over the weekend”
The expose aired shows how Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI has routed Rs 70 lakh or more to stone-pelters in Jammu and Kashmir through Hurriyat leader Shabir Shah. It has also been revealed that an ISI man named Ahmad Sagar was constantly in touch with Shah, who belongs to the Hurriyat in Srinagar. As per information available with Times NOW, Pakistan ISI channeled the money to Ahmed Sagar, who then transferred it to Shabir Shah, the main accused in this story. Surprisingly, Ahmad Sagar is known to be a close to Pakistan high Commissioner to India Abdul Basit. The investigation by Times NOW, establishes that Pakistan has not only been promoting cross-border terrorism, but also funding internal separatists in India to promulgate their ‘Azaadi movement”.