Indian army ‘kills’ late Abdul Rasheed Ghazi in fresh blunder after Pulwama attack
KARACHI: In a fresh blunder, Indian media reported that Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, late Lal Masjid cleric, was killed on Monday by Indian army, ARY News reported.
Indian media has been blaming Pakistan for the February 14 Pulwama attack but one of India’s leading channels went a step ahead and made a blunder by claiming that Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, the cleric killed during the 2007 Lal Masjid operation, was behind the attack.
Today, Times of India, a leading Indian news website, claimed that not only the late cleric was behind the attack but was killed (perhaps again) by Indian army.
Ghazi, however, was killed in 2007 during the Lal Masjid operation launched by the then president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.
The Pulwama attack
On 14 February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of India-Ocuupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The attack resulted in the death of more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and the attacker. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. A local youth named Adil Ahmed Dar was identified as the attacker.
Indian media and politicians have since been blaming Pakistan for the attack without any evidence.