Panaji: Journalists in Goa protested
against the Director General of Police Aditya Arya for his
comments against media recently.
Arya had spoken against media, following a row over his
statements that he would have ordered fire on the tribals
protesting at Balli on May 25.
Arya had said that his statements on Balli were "twisted
by those, who are not sensitive to maintaining peace and law
and order in Goa" and "Goa police is being maligned by certain
motivated sections of the media for the purposes best known to
Expressing displeasure over his statements against media,
a delegation of journalists, led by Goa Union of Journalists
(GUJ) Pandurang Gaonkar, met Arya. Gaonkar presented Arya with
a CD that shows him making the controversial statements during
a seminar on human rights.
After a meeting with Arya, Gaonkar said, “HE (Arya) fell
short of apologising, but it is clear that he wants to take
back whatever was written against the media in the press
Journalists from electronic media were also part of the
"Let’s settle whatever has happened and start afresh with
a clean slate," DGP told the delegation.
Gaonkar said, "There is absolutely no ulterior motive by
media against the Goa Police. In fact, it is media, which has
time and again exposed misdeeds within the system and also