On a day that Varanasi was the centre of attention as PM Modi, Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi campaigned there for the Uttar Pradesh state elections, it was also getting attention online. On Saturday, Indians slammed CNN on Twitter for posting a preview of a video for Reza Aslan’s show called Believer in which they termed Varanasi ‘the city of the dead’.
— CNN (@CNN) March 4, 2017
Indians slammed CNN On Twitter for their ‘ignorance’ and claimed that US President Trump’s ‘fake news’ jibes weren’t off the mark. Here are some of the tweets:
Perhaps CNN called Varanasi the ‘city of the dead’ because a lot of Hindus consider the city holy and many believe that dying in Varanasi or Kashi will help one attain enlightenment or moksha. Some hotels in Varanasi, even have signs saying that if one doe
CNN sure knows how not to hide its ignorance and racist mentality https://t.co/q9UELb9cRM
— none at all (@YodhaBrahmana) March 4, 2017
— S™ (@smadygo) March 4, 2017
— Santosh K Misra, IAS (@misra_ias) March 4, 2017
Read the responses to this tweet. CNN lives up to its reputation of manufacturing fake news😜 https://t.co/sMJGcIMkwQ
— WTF Neech Freelancing Bhakt (@tweetbison) March 4, 2017
— Destroyer (@Parashurama_666) March 4, 2017
— || रम्या || (@SriSutaa) March 4, 2017
@CNN stop undermining Indian heritage & history.
Kashi is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world! Get it right. https://t.co/nAxNmWqYK3
— Jaggu (@jaggu916) March 4, 2017