No attack has taken place on Tanishq Gandhidham showroom, clarifies Kutch Police; Netizens seek action against fake news peddler

Gandhinagar: Tanishq jewellery showroom manager in Gandhidham and Kutch East Police rubbished media reports that the showroom was attacked by some people angry with the Tanishq advertisement.

“No such attack has taken place,” said superintendent of police, Kutch-East, Mayur Patil to news agency PTI.

A show room put up a note on its door, apologising to Hindus in the district over the brand’s controversial TV ad which has been withdrawn. The handwritten note in Gujarati also condemned the TV commercial.

“We apologise to Hindu community of Kutch on the shameful advertisement of Tanishq,” the note read. It was pasted on the showroom’s door on October 12, and has since been removed, police said.

Photos of the apology note have gone viral on social media.

The TV commercial allegedly a ‘Love Jihad’ campaign, featured a Muslim family preparing for an upcoming baby shower for their Hindu daughter-in-law. Tanishq jewellery brand is a division of Titan company, promoted by the Tata Group in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation.

Tanishq’s stock fell yesterday after ‘Love Jihad ad’ controversy. Thousands of social media handles across Facebook and Twitter have supported ‘boycott’ of Tanishq over ad campaign which has been withdrawn.

Meanwhile netizens on micro blogging site Twitter are demanding actions against “fake news peddler” TV network NDTV that claimed that Tanishq showroom in Gandhidham “was attacked”.

MoS instructs to file a case against fake news spreaders

Minister of State for Home, Government of Gujarat, Pradipsinh Jadeja today said that he has given instruction to register a case and take strict action against those who spread fake news that a showroom in Gandhidham was attacked.

‘The news of an attack on a showroom in Gandhidham, Kutch by NDTV is TOTALLY FAKE. This is a motivated attempt to adversely impact the law and order and incite violence in Gujarat. I have asked to register a case and take strict action against those who spread this fake news,’ the minister tweeted.

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