Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui last Friday was killed by the Taliban terrorists in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar. However, after the Taliban released a statement saying it was sorry for the death of Siddiqui and that it did not commit the murder, few local Afghans have now busted the lies of the terrorist outfit.
An India Today report states that not only Danish was killed by the Taliban but his body was also mutilated and disfigured by the terrorists after they came to know about his nationality. Afghan commander Bilal Ahmed told the publication that Taliban terrorists disrespected and mutilated the body of Danish Siddiqui because he was an Indian.
“Taliban hate Indians,” the Afghan commander added before alleging that when the Taliban learnt about his identity and Indian citizenship, they then ran over a vehicle over his head.
A Newslaundry report corroborates the statements of Bilal by quoting Ahmad Lodin, an Afghan journalist and head of Afghan Orband Weekly. Bilal stated, “They (Taliban) killed him and kept his body, we contacted the Taliban and the Red Crescent but they would not return it. After much negotiation, we were able to convince them to hand over the body around 3 pm.”
Taliban – one of the most dangerous, barbaric and inhumane terrorist organisations was seemingly forgiven by the Left-liberal cabal after it issued an apology and shed some crocodile tears for Danish.
“Any journalist entering the war zone should inform us. We will take proper care of that particular individual. We are sorry for Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui’s death. We regret that journalists are entering war zone without intimation to us,” Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid had told News18.
While Danish’s death was an opportunity for the country to coalesce together and call out the terror organisation and urge the Indian government to pursue an active role in the region, the left-liberal cabal appeared more intent on putting the blame of Danish’s death on few Internet trolls.
Reported by TFI, Ravish Kumar, the Magsaysay award winner, known for his alleged ‘fearless’ journalism could not take the name of Taliban in his obituary post for the photojournalist. Rather, Ravish cussed the bullet which killed Danish.
गलती गोली की थी जो अपने आप हवा में तैर रही थी, रवीश ने उस गोली को हजार लानतें भेजी है, कहीं गलती से अगर कोई विपरीत विचारधारा का पत्रकार वहां मारा जाता तो रवीश पत्रकार की ही गलती निकाल देता कि हवा में तैरती गोली से जानबूझकर टकराया होगा। pic.twitter.com/7iWETypQHS
— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) July 16, 2021
Similarly, Rana Ayyub, who appeared to be a friend of Danish, similarly could not muster the courage to call out the Muslim overlords in the Taliban who killed her colleague.
Danish Siddiqui. One of my first colleagues at work, friend, critic, mischief monger. One of the most dedicated journalists. Pursued his most passionate obsession, his love for the camera, capturing the truth however dangerous. You left too soon bhai @PoulomiMSaha pic.twitter.com/TvDgE0eC7J
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) July 16, 2021
The Wire journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, who has on multiple instances claimed that we are living in a fascist state and the PM is a dictator could not write a line for the jihadis sitting and killing innocent people in Afghanistan.
Absolutely shocking and extremely sad news ! @TOLOnews confirmed that our very brave and Pulitzer Prize Winner Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed in clashes in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Rest in peace, Danish ! https://t.co/1bOWBQFbxt
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) July 16, 2021
Taliban has been gaining a foothold in Afghanistan ever since the US started pulling out its troops from the country. Over 85 per cent of the region has already been annexed by it and if global superpowers do no react, journalists like Danish Siddiqui would continue to lose their lives