News By/Courtesy: Ayush Sharma | 10 Jun 2019 23:17pm IST

The arrests of Noida based journalist Prashant Kanojia, the head of private television news channel Ishita Singh and its editor Anuj Shukla has been condemned by the Editors Guild of India and various other media associations. Prashant Kanojia was arrested for uploading an objectionable post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media and Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla have been accused of airing the same on television.

The accused has alleged to share a video where a woman speaks to reporters outside the CM’s office, claiming that she has sent a marriage proposal to Adityanath. An FIR was registered against Kanojia at Lucknow’s Hazratganj Police Station on the night of June 7 in which it was alleged that the accused made the objectionable comments against the CM and tried to damage his reputation. Later two more journalist were also arrested.

The Guild has stated in this regard saying police action amounts to misuse of laws, and it seems like an effort to intimidate the press and stifle freedom of expression. The Guild has said “whatever the accuracy of the woman’s claims, to register a case of criminal defamation against the journalist for sharing it on social media and airing it on a television channel is a bold misuse of the law. to give the police power to arrest, provision of Section 66 of the IT Act has also been added.”

Section Editor: Puja Jakhar | 10 Jun 2019 23:28pm IST

Tags : #FreedomOfPress #MediaFreedom #TheGuild #UPCM #JournalistArrestForDefamingAdityanath

Politics Related Latest News

Copyright Kalyan Krishna MediaZ Private Limited. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on these pages are copyrighted by Kalyan Krishna MediaZ Private Limited. All rights reserved. No part of these pages, either text or image may be used for any purpose. By continuing past this page, you agree to our Terms of Service, Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy and Content Policies.