Noted journalist and Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami on Monday resigned on live television from the Editors Guild of India.
While conducting a panel discussion on the mob lynching of two sadhus and their driver at Palghar in Mumbai, Gowasmi slammed the president of the organization Shekhar Gupta for not speaking up against the horrific incident and “destroying the remaining credibility” of the organization.
Speaking against Gupta, Goswami 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.”
“The Editors’ Guild of India has become a self-serving organisation. And I hereby on live television resign. Listen to me. 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,” he added.
Goswami also alleged the Editors Guild of India as a ‘group of has-beens’ and for becoming a self-serving organization.
“And I accuse you Shekhar Gupta of leading the compromise on Indian journalism by not speaking up against the incidents like this, ” he said.
On April 16, two godmen (Sadhus) were lynched after they hired a driver to take them from Kandivali to attend a funeral in Surat, Gujarat.
However, the trio’s vehicle was stopped near a village Gadchinchale by some people while they were on their way on Thursday.
The three men were then pulled out from the car attacked them with stones and other objects on suspicion that they were thieves.
Over 100 people have been detained for their alleged involvement in the killing of the three men.
Few videos of the lynching incident have gone viral on social media.