Australian newspaper The Australian published an article on the country’s Covid-19 situation with the headline, ‘Modi leads India out of lockdown and into a Covid apocalypse.’ The report was initially published in The Times written by Phillip Sherwell and was later reproduced in the Australian paper.
The report starts with PM Modi’s delightful statement saying, “I have never seen such huge crowds” during an election rally in West Bengal. The article then also talks about the ‘Kumbh Mela’ and large election rallies.
The Indian High Commission’s criticized The Australian’s coverage of India’s Covid crisis as “motivated and malicious reports” helping in “spreading falsehoods” and urges the paper to “refrain” from publishing “such baseless” articles. The comment section was quickly filled with Videos and photos of pyres burning. Some even slammed the Government and said the report is a “reality.”
The Australian tweeted on 25 April, “Arrogance, hyper-nationalism, and bureaucratic incompetence have combined to create a crisis of epic proportions in India, with its crowd-loving PM basking while citizens suffocate. This is the story of how it all went so terribly wrong.”
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