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DNA Exclusive: How religion and the media are misused against the nation | India News

Two shocking terrorism-related incidents left authorities flabbergasted in the space of 24 hours. In the first incident, a woman in a burqa attacked security forces in Jammu and Kashmir with a grenade. In the second incident, a press card was found in the possession of a terrorist killed by security forces.

In today’s DNA, Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary analyzes how the country’s media and religion can be misused in activities that run counter to the national interest .

The woman, who attacked the CRPF camp at Baramula in Jammu and Kashmir, has been arrested and further investigation is ongoing. CCTV footage of the incident showed the woman approaching the CRPF camp and throwing a petrol bomb at it. It takes less than 15 seconds to perform the whole act.

A section of the media had previously claimed that this attacker was not a woman, but a terrorist who had dressed in a burqa. However, the police investigation proved the account to be wrong and revealed that it was not a man, but a woman who carried out the attack.

In the other shocking incident, it emerged that one of the two terrorists who were killed in Sri Nagar on Tuesday was holding a press card which listed his designation as editor of a local news channel.

A terrorist with a press card is serious business. This ultimately means that this terrorist – using a press card – gained access to sensitive locations. Investigations further revealed that the man, who has now been identified as Reeyaz Ahmed Bhatt, was in fact a journalist who later took up arms and joined activism.

Watch DNA with Sudhir Chaudhary for a detailed analysis of both incidents.