New Delhi : Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV news channel on Sunday night tendered unconditional apology to Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri, National President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, for wrongly carrying his image during broadcast of the news related to the centre’s ban on Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
During the broadcast of the ban news on Friday, the channel inadvertently carried the pictures of Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri, the President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind who is also Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, and described him as “commander-in-chief”
Soon the Channel realised its mistake to use Maulana Umri’s photo only after worldwide criticism and has tendered its unconditional apology for the lapse on the part of the video editor concerned terming it as ‘Advertent error.’
The channel has immediately made the correction,” said the channel in a corrigendum and apology posted on its official Twitter handle around 10 PM on Sunday.
Jamat-e-Islami Hind has nothing to do with Jamat-e-Islami Kashmir.
Kashmir’s Jamaat-e-Islami is a socio-religious political organisation active in Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir branch broke away from Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and was founded in 1953.
Sunday evening, All India Muslim Personal Law Board had also issued a statement strongly condemning the TV channel and sought apology from it.
“We strongly condemn @republic channel for falsely accusing Ml Jalaluddin Umri, the vice president of @AIMPLB_Official, of being a terrorist,” Board’s General Secretary Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani said.
After corrigendum and apology Republic TV has also taken down its video related to Maulana Umari from Youtube.