Republic Bharat mixes up Taliban leader and UP ex-legislator

The TV news channel used a picture of BSP leader Haji Yakub Qureshi to depict the Taliban’s deputy leader Mullah Yaqoob.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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On its Puchta Hai Bharat show on August 31, Republic Bharat used a picture of Bahujan Samaj Party’s former Uttar Pradesh legislator Haji Yakub Qureshi to depict Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar.

As the show’s anchor, Aishwarya Kapoor, gave a rundown of the Taliban’s leaders, their pictures flashed on the screen. When she spoke about Mullah Yaqoob, a photo of the BSP leader appeared.

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The error, however, was rectified when the show was later uploaded on the Republic Bharat YouTube channel.

Update: Qureshi is a former MLA. This has been corrected in the headline and copy.


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