#GoHomeIndianMedia: Angry Nepalese slam Indian media for quake coverage

Many Nepalese have termed Indian media's coverage of quake as 'insensitive' and as a ‘public relation exercise’

GN Bureau | May 4, 2015

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Indian media is facing huge criticism for the ‘insensitive’ and 'sensational' coverage of the devastating earthquake that hit the Himalayan country on April 25.

As Nepal is busy getting over its worst natural disaster that killed over 7,000 and injured nearly 14,000 people, Nepalese vented their anger and disgust on India media through social media. Terming it as a 'public relation exercise’ on the behalf of the Indian government, Nepalese took to Twitter and blogs to slam Indian journalists. As a result of which a hashtag ‘#GoHomeIndianMedia” kept trending on Twitter till Monday morning.

“ @narendramodi Nepal is a sovereign country not the state of India. We respect what India is doing for us. Please respect our soverignity,” said one tweet.

Here are the tweets:


The criticism was also visible on Facebook and blogs. In an open letter to Indian media by a Nepali, which is also being published on various news websites, Sunita Shakya writes, “Thanks to tons of reporters who came to Nepal from those rescue planes of India, you took a seat where a victim could be transported to hospitals/ health camps. Thanks to you all reporters, you took a seat where a bag of food and supplies could be placed to send to those hardly hit places.” 






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