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A Newspaper Suggested We Go Easy On Tarun Tejpal And Twitter Took No Time To Set Things Straight

Tejpal was charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker, which "Mid-Day" described today as simply "a grave error".

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In November 2013, Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal was accused and arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a co-worker.

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He was let out on bail in July 2014, but not before receiving huge backlash in the media and the massive coverage that the case got.

On June 9, Mid-Day published this article titled "Time for a RE-THINK?" that questioned whether the response to the allegations had been too harsh, and deemed his alleged crimes just a "grave error".

The article did not go down well with a LOT of people, who made their displeasure known.

Rape committed by Tarun Tejpal is suddenly just a 'grave error' for 'liberal voices'. Excuse me. Rapist is a Rapist.


Thousands of people piled on and made sure that any insensitive conversations around the case were shut down...

This incident comes in the midst of worldwide outrage – including among Indians – over a shortened 6-month jail sentence given to a student who raped a woman on Stanford's campus.


The judge deemed that a lengthy sentence would “have a severe impact” on him, which launched a global conversation about how far society goes to protect men from the impacts of their crimes, rather than to protect women from those crimes to begin with.