The founder of Republic TV, Arnab Goswami quit from the Editors’ Guild of India, blaming the Editors’ Guild of India of hypocrisy concerning the Palghar incident.
Arnab Goswami said it is a long time that I have been a member of the Editors’ Guild of India and I, on live television, quit Editors’ Guild of India for its outright compromise on editorial values. Arnab Goswami added in his prime time news debate that I accuse Shekhar Gupta of leading the covenant on journalism for not speaking on a matter like this. Palghar incident was not a case of mistaken identity and the desire was clear.
Two Sadhu along with their driver was moving in a car towards Surat in Gujarat to visit a funeral on April 16. Their car was stopped in a village in Palghar. Two Sadhu along with their driver was dragged out of their vehicle and beaten to death with sticks by a mob on the notion that they came to take away their children for their organ selling. Palghar incident was reportedly done in the existence of police officials on the spot. The defunct was pinpoint as Chikne Maharaj Kalpavrukshagiri (70), Sushilgiri Maharaj (35), & their driver Nilesh Telgade (30).
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said those who attacked and who died in the Palghar incident are not from different religions. Also, he warned against giving any communal color to the mob killing, as claims of involvement of persons from the Muslim community in the Palghar incident started spreading on social media.
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh added that he have ordered Maharashtra police and Cyber cell to take action against anyone promoting communal hatred on social media.
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