Infuriated by the reporting carried out by the Indian news channels, Twitteratis started the trend #GoHomeIndianMedia which became the top trend on the social media website – surprisingly on the World Press Freedom Day on Sunday.
The people of Nepal are blaming the Indian journalists of toeing the public responses of the Indian government. The Indian media has been accused of constantly reminding the people about their country’s relief work and donations.
@ShekharGupta We really appreciate the help from India. Indian Media is just mocking at the suffering. They should learn from CNN or BBC.
— PrayForNepal (@nishant_mufc) May 3, 2015
However, several Indians also lambasted their country’s own channels over their reporting style.
Ever since Mr Modi has become PM, we’ve lost our moral compass.Every institution of India appears compromised,corrupted. #GoHomeIndianMedia
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) May 3, 2015
Ind relief effort, NDRF, IAF, brilliant. But we shd reflect how our Ind effort became THE story, & suffering of Nepalese a side-show & why — Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) May 3, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated his country’s media over the ‘brave coverage’ of the disaster and stated that it was the 125 crore population of India who extended the help.
If we want to thank anyone, it should be the 125 crore people of India who have made Nepal’s pain their own & extended all help.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2015
We must thank our armed forces, NDRF teams, doctors & all those volunteers who are overcoming every obstacle to restore normalcy in Nepal. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 27, 2015
However, @DanHusain had different opinions about Modi’s remarks as he tweeted this picture.
— Dan Husain (@DanHusain) May 3, 2015
The Indian media is also being criticized of its sensationalist journalism and are looking for more dramatic headlines and stories to outdo each other.
It is also being stated that the Indian reporters are interfering with the relief work for the victims. The media persons are being accused of using the transport helicopters for their own journalistic purposes.
Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar stated:
Sijan Dangol wrote an strong worded letter to Indian media and reporters lambasting them of their reporting of the earthquake rescue work.
— obie (@obi3e) May 3, 2015