DJA urges journalists to take a balance approach on Ayodha verdict


In view of Ayodha verdict, which has been deferred by at least five days by the Supreme Court, Delhi Journalists Association (DJA) has urged all journalists of electronic channels and daily newspapers to do balance reporting and not to sensalise the issue.

Senior editors and journalists deliberating on a discussion organized by DJA at Deputy Speaker Hall in Constitution Club said that the media should set aside their opinions on the judgement and not make any hurried and impetuous pronouncements.

It is being sensed that forces on both sides could use the easy-to-offend types in both communities to provoke discontent over the judgement.

In the latest development, the verdict on the suit has been deferred by at least five days by the Supreme Court, which was scheduled to be delivered on Friday by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The Supreme Court will hear a plea before it again on Tuesday, September 28.

Senior journalists like Alok Mehta, Rajendra Prabhu, Ram Bahadur Rai, Arvind Ghosh and several others deliberated on the issue. It has been insisted upon that reporting has to be done on the actual facts and there should not be any commentative approach so that crediblity remains intact and there is no prejudice on the issue.