BBC violated its policy of not calling terrorists as terrorists. It headlined its report of Thursday’s bombings in Londonistan as ‘ London rocked by terror attacks’. Its editorial guidelines state the following:
The word "terrorist" itself can be a barrier rather than an aid to understanding. We should try to avoid the term, without attribution.
BBC followed its policy when it reported the attack on the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Instead of placing a barrier to understanding the issue, it aided our understanding by calling the attackers as gunmen.
Indian police have killed five gunmen who attacked a flashpoint religious site in the northern city of Ayodhya.
The Ayodhya complex is one of the most fiercely disputed religious sites in the world…
That was from the July 10, SABHA 4 M Report. There are some Indians too who think that the word terrorist should not be used to describe terrorists.
Update: BBC listens to Teesta. The word “terrorist” is erased and the barrier to understanding has been removed.