Dainik Bhaskar publishes apology over the controversial crossword
BHOPAL: Dainik Bhaskar has expressed regret for a controversial crossword that was published in the paper recently. The crossword was published recently and has drawn criticism from several sections. The Wire had mentioned, "if you thought solving puzzles could be fun during the lock down, Dainik Bhaskar, one of the biggest Hindi dailies, has other plans for you..."....in an attempt to further communalise the coronavirus pandemic in India, the daily published a crossword on April 7 that amplified the role of Tablighi Jamaat’s cluster..".
Media website Newslaundry had also published a piece about the crossword that had questions as to who was responsible for spreading pandemic, the punishment that should be given to the Maulana, and half-a-dozen similar other queries.
Now, the paper has published the apology. In the note it is mentioned that the paper regrets the publication of the crossword though the apology. It says that the paper received objections from the people and that its aim was not to hurt sentiments.
[April 12 2020 NewsBits.in]