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Mainstream, VOL LII, No 41, October 4, 2014

Editors Guild Condemns Attack on Rajdeep Sardesai

Monday 6 October 2014

The Editors Guild on September 29 strongly condemned the attack on senior journalist and its former President, Rajdeep Sardesai, by a group claiming to be supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sardesai—who, according to eyewitness accounts, kept trying to pacify a crowd of around 60 people—was “abused in the vilest language”, and manhandled at the Madison Square Garden in New York. “This mob mentality to silence those with divergent views is not acceptable,” the Guild said and uged the Prime Minister and the government to condemn the incident, and ensure that action is taken against the guilty.