This is in reference to the news item of 12th March with headline: “AAP ticket for ex-officer who reversed Khemka orders”. Here is the link to the newws item for your reference: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/specials/lok-sabha-elections-2014/news/AAP-ticket-for-ex-officer-who-reversed-Khemka-orders/articleshow/31864417.cms?
This news item claims that the ex-IAS officer Yudhbir Singh Khyalia reversed the land consolication orders issued by Ashok Khemka.
And then the news item contradicts the headline by adding these statements:
1. “In Kot, the state government had initiated the consolidation process, which I stopped later,” said Khyalia. “After an enquiry, I had echoed Khemka’s decision.”
2. Khyalia had stood by Khemka’s order on the Vadra-DLF land deal. He had told the Haryana government that the basis of Khemka’s decision to cancel the mutation was correct.
When we look at these two statements in the news item, we can understand that the headline is contradicting the news in detail.
This kind of reporting is in violation of Principles and Ethics (http://presscouncil.nic.in/Content/62_1_PrinciplesEthics.aspx) outlined by Press Council of India. The guidelines say: ” The Press shall eschew publication of inaccurate, baseless, graceless, misleading or distorted material. All sides of the core issue or subject should be reported. Unjustified rumours and surmises should not be set forth as facts.”
The news item in discussion is inaccurate and baseless, misleading and distorted material.
I called Mr Vinay Pandey, Mr Vinay Pandey, TOI Grievance Redressal team (http://www.indiatimes.com/termsandcondition/) at 0124-4187000 and there was no answer. Then I sent a mail to him at “firstname.lastname@example.org”
I request you all to send a mail to Mr Vinay Pandey with a CC to Press Council of India (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
Here is the text of the mail that I sent: