Media should protest against channels blackout in Guj: Tejpal

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) Tehelka's Editor-in-Chief Tarun Tejpal today said the media must come together in protest against the Gujarat government's reported blackout in some parts of the state, of channels, airing the Tehelka sting operation on communal violence in 2002.

''If that has happened, it is the black day for the media. We must protest it and it shows that the political power in the country is increasingly becoming unfair about public opinion,'' he told reporters here.

Lambasting the BJP for terming the sting as orchestrated by the Congress and BJP dissidents, he said: ''We have also carried out similar cover stories on the Congress like the one on 1984 riots and Jessica Lal case after which Manu Sharma's father Vinod Sharma, a former Congress leader had to resign.'' About BJP's imputing motives on the timing of the sting operation , he said: ''Journalists do not take timing into account and we will put out a story whenever we have. And what has come ahead of elections, will help voters decide who to cast a vote for.'' UNI

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