Both refusals: the journalists’ and Mevani’s, can be seen as justified. Who then was right? JYOTI PUNWANI recalls instances when the media showed no solidarityShould a section of Chennai’s media have refused to comply with newly elected Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani’s demand that the Republic TV reporter remove his mike before Mevani spoke to the rest of the media? The intense discussions among journalists since the incident took place on January 16 have seen two opposing views.
Until 1992, many in India’s commercial capital believed that they lived in a cosmopolitan city that was too preoccupied with making money to waste time squabbling with their neighbours over religious matters – like people in the rest of the country seemed prone to do. But the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, shattered that Mumbai myth. The destruction of the shrine tipped the metropolis – which was still known as Bombay at the time – into two months of rioting.
Twenty five years ago, Dilip Waghchore and his family fled their home in Mumbai’s Tulsiwadi slum as a wall of flame approached it. For three days in January 1993, the teenager had watched residents of the buildings behind the settlement hurling burning balls of rag at the huts of Muslims opposite his home. But the flames eventually endangered all houses in the lane – including those occupied by Hindus such as the Waghchores.
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Selecting a term
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