Indian media uses late MQM MPA photo for Hyderabad blasts suspect

The news channel was referring to a member of the Indian Mujahideen, however, used Manzar Imam's photo.


Web Desk February 24, 2013
Deceased Muttahida Qaumi Movement legislator Manzar Imam. PHOTO: FILE

Indian media on Sunday mistakenly used an image of the late MPA Manzar Imam for an alleged suspect involved in the recent blasts in Hyderabad, India, Express News reported.

At least 18 people were killed and over 50 were wounded in multiple blasts in the crowded Dilsukhnagar area of Hyderabad on Thursday.

Imam, a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was killed in a targeted attack on January 17, which the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have claimed responsibility for.

An Indian news channel aired a program identifying eight alleged terrorist suspects who are purported to have been behind the attacks in Hyderabad.

The news channel was referring to a member of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), however, used Imam's photo. The IM member was allegedly the “mastermind” behind the bombings.

COMMENTS (78)

Ganesh | 8 years ago | Reply

@Wellwisher 2013: You will know the real meaning,when you are in a foreign land and every moment you are being examined as though you are a terrorist hahahah

Murali | 8 years ago | Reply

You have provided exemplary publicity to that news channel. Any how it is not a shame to accept a mistake. But at the same time it strikes me if you all could show the same intensity of involvement with your nation, i think you will reach a un scalable height. Why this is not happening and you already have lost nearly 35000 invaluable lives.

Am i wrong. Sorry if i have offended you.

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