Suvarna News Issues Apology Over Controversial Pak Flag Representation, Calls it Mistake

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Using the Indian flag to signify the Hindu population and the Pakistani flag for the Muslim population sparked immediate controversy

Suvarna News came under heavy criticism on social media for using Pakistani flag to represent India’s Muslim population during a recent discussion program has issued an apology regarding the matter. The channel acknowledged the error, attributing it to an oversight adding it was without any malicious intent.

The incident occurred during a discussion hosted by Ajit Hanumakkanavar on the population report released by the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. Using the Indian flag to signify the Hindu population and the Pakistani flag for the Muslim population sparked immediate controversy, reported Vartha Bharati.

In response to the backlash, Suvarna News expressed regret for the oversight and stated that it was a result of oversight.

The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council’s report, which highlighted a decline in the Hindu population and a significant increase in the Muslim population amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, has fueled heated debates across the nation. The Population Foundation of India (PFI) had later raised concerns over misrepresentation of the numbers by the media from the report to create a divide among the communities on the matter.

Following suit, mainstream visual media has initiated various talk shows centered around the report’s findings. Suvarna News Kannada news channel aired a similar discussion, inadvertently sparking the controversy over flag representation.

The Population Foundation of India (PFI) had later raised concerns over misrepresentation of the numbers by the media from the report to create a divide among the communities on the matter.

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