Known for his aggressive mode of journalism, journalist Arnab Goswami resigned from the Editors’ Guild of India live on TV as he was conducting a debate
Bengaluru: Known for his aggressive mode of journalism, journalist Arnab Goswami resigned from the Editors’ Guild of India live on TV as he was conducting a debate on the Palghar lynchings of two Hindu monks.
He said, “I’ve been a member of the Editors’ Guild of India for a long time. I hereby on live television resign from the Editors’ Guild of India for its absolute compromise with its editorial ethics.”
The journalist did not mince words in criticising Shekhar Gupta, the president of the Guild for his selective outrage.
He said, “I would say, Shekhar Gupta you hear it from me first. Whatever remaining credibility of the Editors’ Guild of India had been there, it has now been destroyed by its abject silence.”
He also accused the body of being self-serving.
He said, “The Editors’ Guild of India has become a self-serving organisation.”
The Palghar lynchings:
It was on April 16 that two Hindu monks and their driver were lynched in Palghar by a mob of 100 to 200 people.
It was suspected that these Hindu monks were thieves. And hence the attack.
One of the monks also sought the help of a policeman but he offered the monk back to the mob.
The graphic video of the attack went viral, eliciting strong response from all quarters.
It was only after the video went viral that the Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray was shamed into issuing a statement on the attack.
As of April 20, more than a hundred people were arrested in relation to the attack.
And what’s worse than the crime itself is that the deafening silence of the Lutyens lobby. These very journos, who shout at the top of their voices at the slightest smell that
Muslims are attacked, keep stoically silent if the victims happen to be Hindus.
Arnab’s live resignation should serve as a lesson to the Shekhar Guptas and their ilk.
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Last Updated Apr 21, 2020, 4:46 PM IST