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Star of Mysore
TypeDaily newspaper
Founder(s)K B Ganapathy
PublisherK B Ganapathy
EditorK B Ganapathy
CirculationDaily evening
Free online

Star of Mysore is an Indian English language evening daily newspaper[1] published in Mysore, India. This newspaper was launched in 1978.[2] Its founder, editor and publisher is entrepreneur and writer K B Ganapathy.[3]


On April 6, 2020, an article titled "Bad apples in the basket" written by the editors K B Ganapathy and M Govinde Gowda was published. The article read "The presence of bad apples cannot be wished away. They are there in whatever way one wants to identify them, doesn't matter if it is religious, political or social, taking care not to generalise. An ideal solution to the problem created by bad apples is to get rid of them, as the former leader of Singapore did a few decades ago or as the leadership in Israel is currently doing."

It was interpreted that the editors are referring to the people of the Muslim community and calling for a genocide. The article was widely opposed and provoked outrage. The editorial issued an apology stating that the article was mainly focused on the spread of COVID-19.[4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Afried Raman (1994). Bangalore - Mysore: A Disha Guide. Orient Blackswan. pp. 94–. ISBN 978-0-86311-431-1. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  2. ^ Astadala Yogamala. Allied Publishers. 22 May 2006. pp. 137–. ISBN 978-81-7764-976-5. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Editor". Star of Mysore. Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014.
  4. ^ Hussain, Shaik Zakeer (11 April 2020). "Open Call For Genocide: 'Star Of Mysore' Newspaper Refers Muslims As 'Rotten Apples', Calls For Getting 'Rid Of Them'". The Cognate. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  5. ^ Mounika, Alithea Stephanie (12 April 2020). "Mysuru newspaper served notice for Islamophobic editorial". The News Minute. Retrieved 10 May 2020.