Srinagar: Afzal Gurus son has accused an Indian daily of intentionally misquoting him on wanting to become a proud Indian citizen.
They have quoted as me saying that I will be a proud Indian citizen when I get my passport. All I said was that I was happy to have an Aadhar card and a passport will help me pursue higher education abroad, Gurus son Ghalib told GNS, referring to a Times of India (ToI) report that quoted him as saying that he will be a proud Indian citizen when I get my passport.
A video accompanying the ToI story shows a reporter asking Ghalib if he was proud of the fact that you own a Government of India card?
Ghalib replies, At least I have one card. Now I want the passport in order to go to foreign countries to pursue my education. He also says he has a scholarship offer from Turkey.
The reporter then asks him again if he was happy to have an Aadhar card, to which Ghalib replies, Yes, I am happy.
Gurus wife Tabassum said one of the reasons she doesnt allow Indian media to speak to her son is because they often misquote us.
My father-in-law had let them in as one of the reporters said she was a Kashmiri Pandit. Its sad they still misquoted Ghalib for their story, she said.