“Uss Indian ko nikalo,” someone shouted, the reporter says.

NDTV reporter asked to leave Pak foreign secy press briefing at New YorkFile photo: Facebook/NDTV
news Media Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 09:47

Even as India and Pakistan come to loggerheads at the UN in New York, with Indians raising the issue of Pakistan’s involvement in the Uri massacre and Pakistan lobbying for international intervention in Kashmir, the Pakistani foreign establishment seems to be losing patience with the Indian media.

A reporter with NDTV, Namrita Brar, who was reporting from New York and tried to attend a press briefing by Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, the Pakistani foreign secretary, was refused entry into the briefing.

The briefing was being held at the Roosevelt Hotel at 5pm local time in New York, just a few blocks away from the UN headquarters.

The reporter says that she clearly indicated to Pakistani officials who she was and requested them to allow her to attend at least part of the press conference. She was asked to wait outside, and about ten minutes later when she enquired again, she heard someone from inside shout loudly, “Uss Indian ko nikalo”.

She was then told by the handlers at the door to leave in a polite manner, she says.

 

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