Watch : “I Was Told I Couldn’t Leave the Room Till the Adani Article Was Pulled” said Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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Former Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu  about his meeting with the board of the Sameeksha Trust (which runs the journal) about the Adani article that led to his resignation.


The Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) episode centered on the resignation of editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has been made out to be yet another instance of the media cowering before the right-wing Narendra Modi government. The denouement of events does point that way. The resignation followed the Sameeksha Trust members telling the editor to pull down the article on the Adani Group seems to point to the fact that there was unease, and even apprehension, with regard to the legal notice served by the Adanis with regard to the story pointing to the group claiming tax exemption for its Special Economic Zone (SEZ) purchases in spite of the fact that it did not pay any customs duties in the first place. This point is clearly established in the story.

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Source : TheWire






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