Tehelka scandal: Senior editor Rana Ayyub quits in protest

Tehelka's senior editor Rana Ayyub has resigned from the publication, reportedly in protest over how the organisation handled the sexual assault charge against its founder and editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal.

Rana Ayyub. Image: Twitter profile

Rana Ayyub. Image: Twitter profile

On Monday, the woman journalist who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Tejpal put in her papers saying the organisation and its managing editor Shoma Chaudhury had failed her, and it would be untenable to continue working for the weekly magazine. You can read the full text of her resignation letter to Chaudhury here.

Over the last week, Tehelka journalists Shougat Dasgupta and Revathi Laul have put in their papers, while Pakistan-based writer Ayesha Siddiqa and consulting editor Jay Mazoomdaar have terminated their contracts with the publication.

Last Thursday, Ayyub had tweeted that the management assured her that the right steps would be taken with regard to the 'Goa incident'.

"Have been assured by the management that the right steps will be taken over the Goa incident that took place with my colleague," she said, adding that "Tehelka was an idea that belongs to many, more importantly the readers".






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Updated Date: Nov 26, 2013 14:16:27 IST

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