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Journalists slammed for their distasteful tweets about children’s deaths in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh experienced a tragedy recently after kids admitted in a Baba Raghav Das Medical College allegedly died after oxygen supply was disrupted due to non payment of dues to the contractor. The larger issue which came to notice was that most of the kids were believed to be suffering from encephalitis which has caused the deaths of 25,000 children in Gorakhpur itself from 1978.

While everyone was mourning the deaths of the kids and wondering as to how the endemic of encephalitis can be controlled or those behind the negligence can be punished, some journalists decided to come out and tweet outright insensitive stuff, bereft of any respect for the dead:

Senior journalist Shekhar Gupta of the ‘coup fame’, tried to bring in the religion of the poor kids with his tweet and was slammed by many:

Gupta wasn’t the only one who decided to exploit the tragedy. Marathi journalist Nikhil Wagle who recently had falsely cried victim, too decided to plug in his agenda:

What is more surprising is the fact that these journalists haven’t yet deleted their tweet and expressed an explicit apology for the same. They though were given tough competition by members of the Congress party for belittling the issue:

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