Singh's speech blacked out

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/08/2016

The Pakistan state media today blacked out a speech by home minister Rajnath Singh who was in Islamabad to attend a SAARC meet. Singh said: "There should be strongest action not only against terrorists but also against nations who support terrorism.” He also said that there should be no glorification of terrorists as martyrs, an obvious reference to Pakistan glamorising Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in Kashmir last month. PTV, which was the only media outfit allowed to cover the conference — Indian media was not allowed either — blacked out the speech. There have been protests in Pakistan over Singh's visit. And now the media gag on what he had to say will likely worsen the already tense relationship between the two countries. (NDTV)