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The News Minute | July 6, 2014 | 5:41 PM IST  Janmabhumi, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s mouthpiece paper in Kerala is being trolled on Facebook for an article they published on the release of Kerala nurses and their journey from Iraq to India The article published on Sunday spoke at length about Ajit Doval, the National Security Agency Chief’s role in the issue; however no attributions or sources were cited.  Social media users ridiculed the paper’s theory that it was not ISIS militants but Indian Commandoes dressed up as militants who rescued the nurses. The fact that the article did not quote or mention a source, or even unnamed ones for the story led to Facebook users trolling the paper’s editorial team for their creativity in spinning such “wonderful” stories. Interestingly, the article also claims that the militants originally planned to sell the nurses for money after the 'abduction'. But even the nurses have maintained that they decided to go with the militants on their own, for their own safety.  Janmabhoomi reports that Doval’s intervention led to the ISIS clearing off the territory in Mosul where the nurses were kept, and then the commandoes dressed up as ISIS militants took the nurses to the Erbil International Airport.  As the article ends, it remarks that even as the media kept pressurizing Sushma Swaraj to react, nobody knew about this parallel “secret” mission that was being pursued by Doval on behalf of the government.  Some of the Facebook comments that were posted as a reaction to the article reads thus when translated into English- One Facebook user asks if "People who propagate such lies should be beaten with the wood from coconut trees?”  “Seems like the writer wrote the article for the comedy section, but unfortunately it ended up as the main news story” wrote another user Salam Cheruvath
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