Arnab Goswami, the founder of “The Republic” and one the most renowned journalists was miffed over the silence of the Editors’ Guild on the Palghar incident where two Sadhus were heinously lynched by a mob of hundreds.
Furthermore, he accused the hypocrisy of the association’s editorial leaders of selective indignation and announced his resignation and quit the quild on-air.
Shekhar Gupta who is the president of the Editors’ Guild wasn’t live on the panel discussion, he was addressed by Goswami saying, “Whatever remaining credibility of the Editors’ Guild of India, has been destroyed by its abject silence on a series of fake news stories. The Editors Guild of India has become a self-serving organization. ”
Furthermore Goswami added that This was not a case of “mistaken identity” and the intentions “were clear,”
Goswami said in his prime time news debate and that if this had happened in a state run by BJP, and, instead of Hindus, and let me be very direct about it, they were from any minority community, would [actor] Nasseeruddin Shah, Aparna Sen, [historian] Ramchandra Guha, [editor] Siddharth Varadarajan, and the award vapsi gang, would they have gone berserk today?
– Caroliyn Ravi, NMTV News