Lutyens' 'War And Peace' Lie Smashed, Here's Arnab Goswami's Take

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As the 'War and Peace' lie and fake news by the Lutyens got smashed by the Bombay High Court, Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami shares his take on the matter.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:

Taking action against misinformation being spread by media reports, Bombay High Court Advocate Yug Chaudhary dismissed the reports that misquoted Justice Sarang Kotwal on Thursday. During the questioning of Vernon Gonsalves in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case, Justice Sarang Kotwal asked him why he had a copy of the book 'War and Peace' at his residence. Clearing the misinformation in the matter, the Bombay HC advocate stated that the media had misquoted the judge as he was referring to a Biswajit Roy's collection of essays titled 'War and Peace in Junglemahal: People, State and Maoists' and not to Leo Tolstoy's classic 'War and Peace'. The Bombay HC also clarified that it did not suggest that all the books seized by Pune police in the Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case were incriminating.

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Here's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami's take on the matter:

"The last one week has been tragic for the Lutyens brigade. Firstly, despite all their provocation, despite all their prodding and encouragement, and despite their selfless support to Pakistan, all the Pakistanis could do is test a 200 km diwali rocket called Ghaznavi. The Lutyens got disappointed. They expected better from the Pakistanis. Secondly, their self appointed intellectual goddess- the lady whose knowledge of history is largely sourced between Astrix and Tintin, has been forced to apologise for claiming that the Bangladeshis were never troubled by the Pakistani army. And finally, the entire gang-and I truly mean the whole gang- each and every living member of this Lutyens cabal jumped like fools claiming that a High Court Judge looking at the Bhima Koregaon case was questioning the presence of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace in the home of one of the Maoist accused. Supported by the jurassic era BBC, liar wires, this whole lobby launched a massive campaign in the last 24 hours to defend Leo Tolstoy. They went on like crazy for 24 hours. Is the situation in India so bad that we can't read Leo Tolstoy? How intolerant India has become, they said. Because finally they felt had their answer to the 23rd of May result. It has been uncovered that it wasn't a Tolstoy classic. It was a compilation of pro-Maoist essays that the Judge was talking about. I have just one thing to say-- why is this group so keen to provide covering fire to the Pakistan president's fake news campaign and will any one of them say SORRY on their Twitter handles? Because I know they won't, we will, with the hashtag #LutyensSlapsLutyens."

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