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Journalists recall their experiences of Babri Masjid demolition

Journalists recall their experiences of Babri Masjid demolition

New Delhi: In an event organised by the Wire on Wednesday, senior journalists recalled their reporting experiences as they covered the Babri Masjid demolition story 25-years-ago.

Talking about how were they were being attacked by Sangh Parivar Karsevaks who gathered there to execute their plan of Babri Masjid’s demolition, the reporters explained.

BJP leaders, including Advani and Joshi, ignored repeated calls about the violence that journalists and women had to suffer before the demolition, senior reporters recounted.

The panelists – Seema Chishti (deputy editor, The Indian Express), Mark Tully (former chief of bureau, BBC), Praveen Jain (associate editor (photo), The Indian Express), Ruchira Gupta and Saeed Naqvi (both independent journalists) were present in Ayodhya on the day of the demolition.

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