Ground Report | New Delhi: Why no condolences by Modi govt; People on social media questioned Modi Government over no condolences on the death of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui who was killed during the conflict between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Kandahar.
Danish was travelling with the Afghan Special Forces and was frequently updating his followers on social media with his breathtaking pictures. Danish was assassinated in the Spin Boldak area of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Danish, who single-handedly drew global attention to the Indian government’s mismanagement of this year’s pandemic using his camera, was killed in an attack by Taliban fighters in Kandahar on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi government faced condemnation on social media for his ‘petty’ behavior as government keep silence to express their condolences on Danish’s death.
However on the other Hand, The US has expressed grief over the death of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui during the conflict between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Kandahar. America has also spoken of ending the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.
US State Department spokesman Ned Price argued on Twitter that a political settlement is the only way to end the current political crisis in Afghanistan.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a tweet that the journalist’s killing was a painful reminder of the growing threats facing the media in Afghanistan. (Why no condolences by Modi govt)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday expressed grief over the death of Indian photojournalist Siddiqui. “I am deeply saddened by the shocking news of the death of Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui while covering Taliban atrocities in Kandahar,” he said.