Sending rejoinders and clarifications to media outlets is old hat. Booking cases against journalists is the norm in #NewIndia.

The front page of the Gujarati language newspaper Divya Bhaskar, published by the Dainik Bhaskar group, after four of its journalists were booked by police in Rajkot for a sting operation at a police station.

The journalists were accused of trying to defame the police and compromising the investigation. The paper, however, contended it was only following the “dharma of journalism”.

Screenshots: courtesy Divya Bhaskar and Indian Express

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