This week, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel as host Ayush Tiwari is joined by Diksha Munjal and Supriti David.
The discussion begins with Supriti’s on a teacher who was suspended from a school affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh because she refused to donate for the construction of the Ram temple. Supriti says the teacher “wasn’t just harassed but had to face some hostile situations”. “This teacher was forcefully asked to donate money by the Sangh which is contradictory to the statement that they gave out stating that the teachers are voluntarily donating to the cause.”
The conversation then shifts to Diksha’s on the AAP government’s bio-decomposer drive to check stubble burning and if the effort finds favour among farmers in north Delhi. She spoke to farmers in five villages who said the solution made no difference and came too late. “Timing is the biggest issue. Farmers can’t delay the sowing process while waiting for the chemical to be sprayed,” Diksha says. “The policy works great on paper...but if it’s not seen on the ground then it’s nothing,” she says.
This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
Produced by Jude Weston and Tehreem Roshan, edited by Umrav Singh.
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