Some of you may consider me to be pro-kannadiga, but my cosmopolitan outlook also found this issue insensitive.
Below is the formal protest email I have sent to the Times Group. It involves the advt published on the front page of the TOI Bangalore edition.
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Email Text follows:
This is a formal complaint to protest the ‘insensitivity’ of your newspaper while publishing Advt.
Your Bangalore edition of today’s TOI, has a front page advt of property at Trichy, Tamil Nadu. The advt also talks about being near ‘banks of cauvery’.
Considering the sensitivity of the issue and the fact that, the advt has little to do with Bangaglore, Karnataka residents, I am deeply concerned that a newspaper of your repute has carried this advt in the Bangalore edition.
Even a person with a cosmopolitan outlook, will have reservations on the way you have potrayed this.
Please respond with a proper justification of this. In the event this is not justified, I will be forced to take up this matter with the concerned officials within the Karnataka jurisdiction