THREAD: Do you know how did Urdu media peddle conspiracy theories on #MumbaiAttacks?

Prof Rakesh Sinha and his team did an analysis. I’m sharing their takeaways here.

@roznamasahara called it as Mossad and CIA conspiracy like 9/11. #MumbaiTerrorAttack (1/n)
Nisheman and Rahmaan-e-Mulk gave a new conspiracy theory.

These #MumbaiTerrorAttacks, according to them, were done by Hindu fundamentalists and Mossad. (2/n)
According to Inquilab Urdu Times, "Hindu Terrorists" joined hands with Pakistan Terrorists to neutralise #Karkare.

Imagine the level of hatred. (3/n)
.@shahid_siddiqui and his newspaper @Nai_Dunia linked these attacks with MH assembly and Loksabha elections.

Highlighted their anti-semitism and Americaphobia in this excerpt. (4/n)
Jamait-E-Ulema Hind’s president claimed that attacks in #Mumbai were done “to divert the attention” from “the arrests of Sadhavi [Pragya].”

Again, international conspiracy angle found by them. (5/n)
Masharik newspaper thought that blame always goes only to Pakistan, LeT and JeM. (6/n)
Urdu Times called #SanghParivar as an associate of Mossad which conducted this "local terrorism".

Again conspiratorial blame on "Sangh Terrorists."

How can we forget “26/11: #RSS ki Saazish”?

Aziz Burney (in black kurta) wrote whole book blaming the RSS. @digvijaya_28 and @MaheshNBhatt were present in its launch.

However, Burney apologised in 2011.

The excellent report done by @RakeshSinha01 is already in public domain.


Urdu Media’s reporting was similar in Batla House, Antulay case.

He does sharp comparisons with English and Hindi media. (9/n)
Open-ended Questions. Feel free to answer.

1. Which is the audience these newspapers? Any assumptions about demographic analysis?

2. Are these so-called newspapers responsible for radicalisation among their consumers?

3. What should be done with Diggi and Mahesh Bhatt? (n/n)

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