Dishonest reporting is one thing. Times of India – apparently India’s largest and most ‘respected’ newspaper – has taken things to a whole new level.
Times of India: “Sources said on January 22, Pakistan’s security services were alerted by intelligence inputs that the visiting Sri Lankan team could come under jihadi attack. “
The ‘intelligence input’ mentioned above is an investigative report prepared by the Additional Inspector General of the Crime Investigation Division, Punjab on 22nd January 2009 outlining the potential threat to the Sri Lankan team from India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) – and not ‘jihadis’.
Ansar Abbasi reveals investigative report from January 22nd warning against possible attack on the Sri Lankan Cricket Team by India’s Research & Analysis Wing (RAW)
We call for Times of India to immediately issue an apology and print a copy of the actual report by the Additional Inspector General of the Crime Investigation Division, Punjab on 22nd January 2009 – explicitly mentioning the threat to Sri Lankan cricket team from Indian intelligence services. Although, we’re not holding our breath.