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A Pressing Matter

A Pressing Matter Romesh Thapar OUR journalists certainly are not covering themselves in glory. The personal attacks on Arun Shourie who has highlighted repeated discrepancies in the reportage of certain incidents during the Jammu and Kashmir elections, and the pathetic attempt to imply that he has enjoyed the hospitality of the state government, is typical of the goonda style of today. Take no notice of what has been said! Attack the character of the writer! Why this incensed reaction by those who reported from Srinagar? Guilty consciences, or the inability to provide the evidence for the supposed 'facts'? Arun Shourie has asked questions. And the Editors' Guild, as a responsible professional body, has requested the editors of the national newspapers and the directors of the two news agencies, PTI and UNI, to ask their correspondents to explain the wide factual contradictions. The time for investigation will come.

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