India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma has donated Rs 64 lakh for flood-ravaged Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand witnessed massive devastation on February 7 when a glacier burst in the Tapovan-Raini area in Chamoli triggered a flash flood in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda river system. The natural calamity wreaked havoc in the hilly state. Scores of houses were damaged, some completely demolished. Hundreds of people went missing. Over 50 bodies have been recovered. Uttarakhand, which was ravaged by floods and landslides in 2013, has to again begin the arduous task of rebuilding itself and needs support from each one of us.
Delhi Court has acquitted Journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct
A Delhi Court on Wednesday acquitted Journalist Priya Ramani in a criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister MJ Akbar for accusing him of sexual misconduct. In the wake of #MeToo movement in 2018, Ramani had made an allegation of sexual harassment against Akbar. Pursuant to this, he filed the criminal defamation case against her and resigned as the Union Minister. The trial began in 2019 and went on for almost two years.
Journalist Mandeep Punia, who works as a freelancer with The Caravan and Junputh detailed by Delhi Police for misbehaving
Delhi Police Saturday detained a freelance journalist, alleging that he had misbehaved with a station house officer (SHO) at the Singhu border on Saturday night. Police said Mandeep Punia, who works as a freelancer with The Caravan and Junputh, was moving through roadblocks and barricades when the alleged incident took place. Punia was on assignment for the Caravan, following up on yesterday’s violence at Singhu. The Delhi police had sealed the entry point to the protest site.
Farmers are protesting on the streets, and lies are being spoken on TV! We are all indebted to the hard work of farmers. This debt can only be repaid by ensuring rights and justice for them. We should not reject their demands by beating them with ‘lathis’ and firing tear gas on them. Wake up, and accord the farmers their rights.
In a big blow to media network NDTV, India’s capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has found its promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy guilty of making undue gain from insider trading. As a penalty for the financial crime, SEBI has barred them from trading in the securities market for two years, and directed them to return the illegal gain of Rs 16.97 they had made from the insider trading more than 12 years ago.
Sebi has barred NDTV promoters Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy from the securities market for two years and also directed them to disgorge illegal gains of over Rs 16.97 crore for indulging in insider trading more than 12 years ago, while the company denied the charges saying it will immediately appeal against the ruling. The directions follow a probe conducted by the markets regulator between September 2006 and June 2008 wherein various violations of insider trading regulations were found. Sebi noted that Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy together made a gain of Rs 16.97 crore while indulging in insider trading in the shares of New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) while in possession of UPSI relating to the proposed reorganization of the company.
Press release issued by Jagi Mangat Panda indicates CM Naveen Patnaik’s personal vendetta against Odisha TV (OTV)
We assert that these cases are being orchestrated by the 21-year-old BJD government in Odisha, because of CM Naveen Patnaik’s personal vendetta against us. It is no secret that ever since my husband Jay Panda started speaking out about the BJD’s widespread corruption five years ago, and thereafter joined the BJP, the Odisha government and BJD have been targeting and harassing our family members and organisations and entities connected with us, as well as actual violence against us on several locations.
Request the press to understand that a container rammed into me and not the other way – Khushbu Sundar, BJP Leader
Request the press to understand that a container rammed into me and not the other way. My car was on the move in the right lane and this container came from nowhere and rammed into me. Police are investigating n questioning the driver to rule out any foul play.
Rajdeep Sardesai you don’t need to drag Shiv Sena every time you want to make your debate about alliance politics – Priyanka Chaturvedi
Hi Rajdeep Sardesai you don’t need to drag Shiv Sena every time you want to make your debate about alliance politics. Maharashtra government is a proof of what our party stands for- without your history lessons. Evolving to people’s expectations is what politics stands for.
TV media should have its own self-regulatory body – Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javdekar
TV media should have its own self-regulatory body. An agency headed by Justice AK Sikri has been made to regulate news channels but many of them aren’t its members. Suggestions have come in to make code of conduct holding news channel accountable. There’s a variety of content on these platforms ranging from good to bad. The media fraternity should themselves take initiative to set an example of responsible freedom.
Press Council of India is another mechanism of self-regulation. Though the head is appointed by the government, but it has representatives of press owners, editors, journalists, photographers and parliamentarians. But people are demanding that the Press Council should be given more powers. That is also being considered.
Speaking at a webinar organised by the Press Council of India, Prakash Javadekar spoke about the different regulatory systems available for print and television news, and need for such a system for the online platforms. “The freedom of the press is being discussed again today, and I said that the way the press freedom is being attacked, that is not good,” said the minister.
Modi govt is committed towards the freedom of Press and strongly oppose those who throttle it – Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah greeted journalists on the occasion of the National Press Day. “Modi govt is committed towards the freedom of Press and strongly oppose those who throttle it. I applaud media’s remarkable role during Covid-19,” he tweeted.
None of the pilgrims depicted any symptom of Covid-19 despite getting checked thrice in Nanded then how come they start testing positive in Punjab. Now, the government as well as national media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs.
Forget Arnab Goswami.. If we as a Constitutional Court do not lay down law and protect liberty, then who will – Justice Chandrachud
If we don’t interfere in this case today, we will walk on path of destruction. If left to me I won’t watch the channel and you may differ in ideology but Constitutional courts will have to protect such freedoms… Forget Arnab Goswami for a moment, we are a Constitutional court…. If we as a Constitutional Court do not lay down law and protect liberty, then who will?
You asked me, how did I feel… I did not feel alone. I got snatches from a television set. I heard people’s voices. And even among the inmates of the Taloja central jail… many had watched me on television over the years. So, I became quite a gregarious member of their team.
I have realized that the opportunity to struggle for the truth is the greatest honor that I have ever received – Arnab Goswami
A little more than 24 hours ago, in moments that I will never forget, I came out after 8 days in custody in jail. I was in 2 jails – First the Alibag district jail and then in Taloja Central Jail. And today I want to tell you– my dear viewers– that the days in jail have been the most meaningful days of my life. And let me tell you why these have been the most meaningful days of my life: They have because the struggle in these past days was real, but I have realized that the opportunity to struggle for the truth is the greatest honor that I have ever received. That’s what’s made these days so meaningful.
I truly from the bottom of my heart want to thank Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee – Arnab Goswami
I truly from the bottom of my heart want to thank Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Indira Banerjee. Because what you have done for me as a citizen of this great nation- My Lord and My Lady cannot be put into words by me. But what you have stood for in the history books of this great nation- My Lord and My Lady and judicial tradition cannot be weighed in pounds and kilograms of stone. I had this endless faith in the courts eventually because when human dignity was being flogged, you restored it with your highest conscience.
I was sitting there in a prison cell with this TV far away from me but I could listen to the people who were demanding my release, people who were on the streets, people with their protests for justice, people standing outside the gates of Taloja jail, people signing petitions for me, people submitting memorandums, priests conducting prayers at places of worship. I was hearing that some people had come out of the jail with food for me, as my other inmates at Taloja jail told me based on what was being shown on that tiny TV. I want to tell you tonight- my dear viewers – that in my entire life I have never felt stronger.
My Lords you intervened to ensure that the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed. I bow down to you – Arnab Goswami
When fundamental rights were being tossed, you rose in your wisdom to protect them. And when the rule of law was turned into a mockery by one state, you brought reason and direction to restore it. And when all the enshrined values of this great democracy were being shredded to bits by a state machinery that is guided by malice, vengefulness and vindictiveness, My Lords you intervened to ensure that the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed. I bow down to you.
I am in court judging and it is my life, I love it – Justice Chandrachud while hearing the bail application of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami
Justice D Y Chandrachud, one of the judges of the Supreme Court bench which heard the bail application of Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday, said judging cases is “my life” and “I love it”. He made the remarks while responding to the statement of senior advocate and Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve who said it was the “worst way” to spend the birthday. “No, no! This is actually the best way to spend it. I am in court judging and it is my life, I love it,” Justice Chandrachud said.
From all the observations of Justice Chandrachud, bail is guaranteed for Arnab Goswami… And what a slayer Harish Salve is – Suhel Seth
From all the observations of Justice Chandrachud, bail is guaranteed for Arnab Goswami. As it should be. It’s a right. Not benevolence. I have always believed that India is safest many a time because of its judiciary. And let us remain that way! And what a slayer Harish Salve is!
A human chain of police personnel right in front of the 100s of supporters waiting for Arnab outside the jail – Nupur J Sharma
Tens of police personnel guarding the exit gate of Taloja jail. A human chain of police personnel right in front of the 100s of supporters waiting for Arnab outside the jail. Weep, dear liberals. You will never, ever get this public faith and adulation.
I have never in my life seen anything like this. Hundreds of people running with Arnab’s car as he opens roof hatch, raises slogans ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ ‘Vande Mataram’. Arnab has become more than a TV anchor. This is no longer a story of just a journalist.
There are lobbies with hidden agenda that are trying to target Arnab for his fight for truth – Gaurav Bhatia
There are lobbies with hidden agenda that are trying to target Arnab for his fight for truth. It is for the SC to decide to give him a fair hearing or not, these letters will have no bearing.
I urge the Maharashtra Government and Police to treat Arnab with dignity till the judges decide – Rajat Sharma
Arnab Goswami’s bail application is before the court. I urge the Maharashtra Government and Police to treat him with dignity till the judges decide. No injustice be done to him while he is in custody.
I wasn’t exactly politically inclined in the earlier parts of my life. I was the naive sort who took the media and the political class at face value. I think the moment I started perhaps realising that one needs to look beyond was during the Kargil war. I admired Barkha Dutt and wanted to be like her. But, my father turned around and said, “Look deeper. You are too honest to become like her”.
It is disturbing to see the way Republic Owner Arnab Goswami has been treated by Mumbai Police – CT Ravi, BJP National General Secretary
It is disturbing to see the way Republic Owner Arnab Goswami has been treated by Mumbai Police. This is the same force that treated Terrorists & Underworld Goons with respect. It is high time Sonia Gandhi & Uddhav Thackeray realize that nothing lasts forever.
On a slightly more positive note, as we wait for tomorrow 3 PM – no other anchor can garner the kind of support Arnab Goswami has. The others are nothing without their own cabal. Arnab got support of the people. Says so much.
I talked to Governor Maharashtra Hon Bhagatsingh Koshyari, requested him to see No harassment to Arnab Goswami at Taloja Jail – Kirit Somaiya, BJP
I talked to Governor Maharashtra Hon Bhagatsingh Koshyari, requested him to see No harassment to Arnab Goswami at Taloja Jail. He assured Me, he will talked to concern. I also talked to Maharashtra Home Secretary for proper care & medical treatment to Arnab.
Whole Nation is praying for Arnab. I hope justice will prevail & we will get good news today from Bombay High Court. Rule of law & Constitutional rights must be given to all citizens to maintain faith on System, whether they are influencers or not.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari spoke to Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh in Arnab Gowami’s case
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari spoke to Maharashtra’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and conveyed to him his concern over the security and health of news anchor and editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network Arnab Goswami. The Governor also asked the Home Minister to allow the family of Arnab Goswami to see him and to speak to him.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Kadam continued to take to the streets in support of Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami after his arrest and harassment. After being detained following a protest over the journalist’s arrest, the Maharashtra Member of Legislative Assembly now has decided to go to Taloja jail, where Arnab Goswami is lodged. The politician equated the conduct of the Maharastra Vikas Aghadi as ‘Ravan Raaj’ and that they should be ‘ashamed’ for targeting Arnab Goswami.
In a setback for Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, the Bombay High Court refused to grant interim bail in an alleged abetment to suicide case. Goswami was arrested and remanded to 14 days judicial custody on November 4, along with two co-accused in the 2018 alleged abetment to suicide case.
My life is under threat. I am not allowed to speak to my lawyers. I was pushed and assaulted this morning. They woke me up at 6 am. They said I will not let you speak to the lawyers. I want to tell the people of the country that my life is under threat.
Lawyer Ishkaran Bhandari is at a loss for words on hearing Arnab Goswami’s shocking revelation on being assaulted
Lawyer Ishkaran Bhandari is at a loss for words on hearing Arnab Goswami’s shocking revelation on being assaulted, denied meeting lawyers and his plea seeking the Supreme Court intervention for bail as he was being taken to Taloja jail from the quarantine centre at Alibag on Sunday amid Judicial custody. “At loss of words after hearing Arnab Goswami in morning, get so many msgs by people fearing for his Security. Hope Monday he is out & back in Studio.” he tweeted.
In the state of Maharashtra, institutions meant to safeguard law and order have become violators and assaulters in uniform – Samyabrata Ray Goswami
In the state of Maharashtra, institutions meant to safeguard law and order have become violators and assaulters in uniform. Fundamental rights are being trampled upon, due process is witnessing an egregious breakdown and institutional integrity is endangered like never before. My husband, the Editor-in-Chief of the leading news network in the country, has become subject to assault, physical harm, illegal arrest and all of this despite being in clear public sight, has not been met with any intervention.
I requested them to let me talk to my lawyers. They said they will not allow me. I am telling this to the people of India that my life is under danger. They said there will be no talks with the lawyers. I am being harassed. My police custody was rejected. They don’t want that I come out. They are delaying things. You can see my situation. They dragged me in the morning. They tried to bring me to jail yesterday night. I want to request the Supreme Court to grant me bail.
Modi has done more to curb press freedom than any prime minister since Indira Gandhi – Tavleen Singh
They (senior minister in Narendra Modi’s Cabinet) know better than anyone else that Modi has done more to curb press freedom than any prime minister since Indira Gandhi. Foreign correspondents who have written critical pieces on him have found restrictions imposed on their visas. Within India editors have been summarily dismissed for having the wrong attitude. Earlier this year I personally lost a column in a big Hindi newspaper that had been around for more than two decades. Discreet inquiries revealed that there had been pressure from the top.
You are wrong. OpIndia was built by readers from all shades of the right. You can support any portal you like and that’s your right, but I will not put down any shade of the right just because you are hell bent on injecting me in your personal issues. I’m not your mummy.
The harassment of Republic Media Network Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami took another shocking turn on Sunday as the Raigad Police took him to the Taloja jail amid his judicial custody over an abetment to suicide case. Arnab made shocking disclosures over the treatment meted out to him, as he was transported in a police van with black screens covering its windows. One of the names to raise her voice was author Shefali Vaidya, who shared her worry for Arnab Goswami. “My life is under threat. I’m not being allowed to speak to my lawyers, I was pushed & assaulted this morning, they said they won’t allow me to speak to my lawyers, please tell the people of the country my life is under threat” Shefali Vaidya wrote on Twitter.
Bombay High Court reserved its order on a plea filed by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami challenging his arrest
Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a plea filed by Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami challenging his arrest and seeking relief in connection with the 2018 abetment of suicide case. A division bench of Justice SS Shinde and Justice MS Karnik also granted Goswami the liberty to file a bail plea in a lower court and directed the court to decide on his bail plea, if and when filed, within a period of four days.
Many journalists have been arrested in Gujarat for writing against government – Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana reminds Amit Shah for supporting Arnab Goswami
Maharashtra’s ruling Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana on Thursday hit out at Union home minister Amit Shah in an editorial for condemning Republic TV’s editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami’s arrest for allegedly abetting an interior designer’s suicide in 2018. “Many journalists have been arrested in Gujarat for writing against the government.” the editorial said.
Bombay high Court granted Arnab Goswami no relief but posted his urgent plea for interim release to 3 PM on Friday, Nov 6, 2020
Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, had to spend his second night in custody as the Bombay high court on Thursday granted him no relief but posted his urgent plea for interim release to 3pm on Friday. On Thursday, his lawyers invoked the wide plenary power of the HC to do justice against an “illegal arrest” in a case which was closed in April 2019.
I feel most of the country is sort of going through Emergency – Former Solicitor General & Senior Advocate Mohan Parasaran on Arnab Goswami’s arrest by Maharashtra Police
I feel most of the country is sort of going through Emergency. And unfortunately, the courts have also not been so proactive as it used to be, in the manner of securing the personal liberty of citizens. People who are above 80 are being arrested as if they are against the country, as if they are doing treason, they are people of eminence.
It’s a general feeling, what everybody believes, it’s a case of overdoing and this is not a case which warrants custodial interrogation – Mohan Parasaran on Arnab’s arrest
It’s a general feeling, what everybody believes, it’s a case of overdoing and this is not a case which warrants custodial interrogation. This happened two years back and after two years what is the need for a custodial interrogation. And even the magistrate has given a prima facie given that opinion, why do you want to go on filing charges and do all this?
If someone is arrested under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) and 307 (attempt to murder) and the BJP wants to protest against it, they may do so as everyone has that right in democracy. But, I can ensure that injustice won’t be done to anyone. Police can take action if they have evidence against anyone.
BJP can protest if they believe he is their party worker, it can be their national program (protest). But I just have one request to the Centre’s Cabinet members or senior BJP leaders in Maharashtra to meet Naik’s family, there is a widow and a daughter too. They should meet and understand the circumstances they faced in the past two years.
Sonia Sena is targeting democracy in the country by placing a gun on Shiv Sena’s shoulder – Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Arnab Goswami’s arrest
In the wake of the blatant abuse of state machinery by Maharashtra Government, forcefully arresting Republic Media Network’s Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday morning, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has hinted that it as a plot orchestrated by Congress with Shiv Sena as its face. “Sonia Sena is targeting democracy in the country by placing a gun on Shiv Sena’s shoulder, but they do not know how deep the roots of democracy are in India,” the union health minister tweeted in Hindi.
Manhandling & assaulting not just Arnab but minor members of his family, this is simply not acceptable – BJP National Vice President Baijayant Jay Panda
It is outrageous what is happening. One is losing track of the number of cases. The way they behaved yesterday reminds me of the Emergency. Remember the infamous midnight knock where people would be picked up from their homes without any legal process or summons. We saw the 6 am knock yesterday where encounter specialists were brought in using AK-47s manhandling and assaulting not just Arnab but minor members of his family. This is simply not acceptable. This is because he has challenged the powers that be.
I am only worried that we should not go in to the dark days of Emergency – Mohan Parasaran on Arnab Goswami’s arrest
So this actually sends a totally wrong impression across the legal fraternity, across the country, and also does not show our country in proper light. Already there is a wrong impression about our country. And I am only worried that we should not go in to the dark days of Emergency. I fervently request the judiciary, which is the only succour for us, should be proactive at all levels. It was actually the high courts that saved the country during the Emergency. Not just high courts, all courts should now rise to the occasion and stand up to the citizens so that the governments behave properly.
BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar announced that the state legislature’s Rights Violation Committee will meet today and Arnab’s arrest will be discussed
Slamming the arrest of Republic Media Network chief Arnab Goswami, BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar on Thursday announced that the state legislature’s Rights Violation Committee will meet today and Arnab’s arrest will be discussed in the meeting. He urged Shiv Sena members on the panel to pay heed to Sena founder later Balasaheb Thackeray’s words on dissent, before deciding.
I had written a letter to overhaul the TRP system and met Hon. Minister in this regard too – Priyanka Chaturvedi
I had written a letter to overhaul the TRP system and met Hon. Minister in this regard too. I welcome the move to form a review committee by the I&B Ministry to address the concerns on transparency and manipulation of the system.
After arrest of Arnab Goswami, After the arrest of Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami
After the arrest of Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami on Wednesday, BJP MP Rakesh Sinha called for the intervention of the Press Council of India. In 2019, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu nominated Sinha as a member of the PCI. In a letter addressed to PCI Chairman Justice CK Prasad, Sinha pointed out that the manner of Arnab’s arrest is a “naked exhibition” of state power. Maintaining that a journalist’s right to report and interpret issues is vital, he stated that the PCI must condemn this “fascist action”.
Arresting Arnab Goswami is despicable. The Maha Govt has no respect for rule of law & constitutional freedoms. This reminds us of the dark days of emergency! I hope every political leader & media house, irrespective of their differences, stands with Arnab Goswami at this time.
I strongly disagree with Arnab’s style of journalism and no one is above the law but I condemn misuse of state power to intimidate journalists. The manner of his arrest is totally unacceptable in a democracy.
Maharashtra Police has arrested Arnab Goswami for a 2018 case without giving him any prior notice or intimation – Pramod Sawant, Goa CM
Maharashtra Police has arrested Arnab Goswami for a 2018 case without giving him any prior notice or intimation. I believe the way they have behaved with Arnab Goswami, no government does it. Forget treating a journalist like that, even a common man cannot be treated this way. There is a procedure that needs to be followed before making an arrest like this.
Strongly condemn this attack on freedom of press in Maharashtra. This fascist move is a sign of undeclared emergency. Assaulting journalist Arnab Goswami is an example of misuse of power. We must all stand up against this attack on India’s democracy.
No party in Bihar’s recent electoral history has won a state poll alone. The NDA has a winning duo in a local leader who has been CM for 14 yrs & an immensely popular PM as a national leader. A Lokniti-CSDS survey shows that NDA will win a clear majority.
Arnab Goswami always brings out the truth and talks about all the good and bad about the govt – Pramod Sawant, Goa CM
On behalf of the Goa government, as the CM of the UT, I vehemently condemn such an act. Media across the country should condemn this act. The way Shiv Sena, Congress and the rest of the MVA government are attacking the media, it should be condemned by the entire country. Arnab Goswami always brings out the truth and talks about all the good and bad about the govt. we should support such media for their work. MVA govt has played this dirty political game to hide the truth from people.
We condemn Congress led by Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi for its fascist & emergency mindset – Prakash Javadekar on Arnab Goswami’s arrest
We condemn the attack on press freedom in Maharashtra. This is not the way to treat the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was treated like this. We condemn the Congress, led by Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi, for its fascist and emergency mindset, which is on display in Maharashtra
Sonia Sena, how many mouths will you gag – Kangana Ranaut on Arnab Goswami’s arrest by Maharashtra Govt
I want to ask the Maharashtra government that today, you barged into Arnab Goswami’s house, pulled him by his hair and assaulted him. How many houses will you level? How many throats will you choke? How many voices will you silence. If you will muzzle one voice, several others will grow. Sonia Sena, how many mouths will you gag? Before us, many martyrs’ throat were slit, they were hanged for their right to free speech.
Government of Maharashtra has reminded of the dark days during Indira Gandhi’s regime – Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani condemned Arnab Goswami’s arrest
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani hit out at the Maharashtra government and Mumbai Police for physically assaulting and arresting Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami by forcibly entering his house. “The Government of Maharashtra has reminded of the dark days during Indira Gandhi’s regime and the Congress which followed the dictatorship is the same as it was in 1975,” he said.
Arrest of reputed journalist Arnab Goswami & attack on Republic is a brazen misuse of power by Maharashtra government – Pema Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh CM
Arrest of reputed journalist Shri Arnab Goswami and attack on Republic is a brazen misuse of power by Maharashtra government. It’s a direct attack on freedom of expression and attempt to stifle free voice. The act of Mumbai Police is highly condemnable.
Speaking to the media soon after the arrest, Arnab Goswami said that Mumbai Police assaulted his wife, minor son at his residence. Reportedly, Arnab Goswami’s elderly father-in-law and mother-in-law were also assaulted by the Mumbai Police. “They beat my son. They did not allow to meet my in-laws”, Arnab Goswami informed the media through the van’s window after he was assaulted and picked him by Mumbai Police from his house in Mumbai.
The entire left-liberal media narrative for last 4 years was that Trump is a racist – Dr Praveen Patil
The entire left-liberal media narrative for last 4 years was that Trump is a racist; they kept repeating that term “racist” every day on news, on Twitter and everywhere else. Coloured, Hispanic and Black voters voted Trump in record numbers to give Florida to him!
Assaulting & arresting a nationalist like Arnab Goswami for speaking truth to power proves that Maharashtra today is being ruled by fascists – Vijendra Gupta, Delhi BJP
Assaulting and arresting a nationalist like Arnab Goswami for speaking truth to power proves that Maharashtra today is being ruled by fascists. They came to power trampling upon the democratic mandate & are now exercising brute force to silence their critics.
I condemn the sudden arrest of Arnab Goswami in an abetment to suicide case. While I don’t agree with his style of studio trial, I also don’t approve of misuse of state power to harass a journalist. A media Editor cannot be treated in this manner.
Those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab, you are now tactically in support of fascism – Smriti Irani, Minister
Those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab, you are now tactically in support of fascism. You may not like him, you may not approve of him,you may despise his very existence but if you stay silent you support suppression. Who speaks if you are next ?
The way in which the Union ministers have come out against Arnab Goswami’s arrest by Mumbai police is touching – Prashant Bhushan
The way in which the Union ministers have come out against Arnab Goswami’s arrest by Mumbai police is touching, especially their calling it an emergency. They said nothing when BJP govts arrested dozens of journalists. Also when their NIA/CBI/ED/Police harasses & arrests activists
Arrest of Arnab Goswami is an attack on the freedom of press – S Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India
Shades of the Emergency! The arrest of Arnab Goswami is an attack on the freedom of press. Those who really believe in this freedom must speak up!
The Indian Digital Media Association (IDMA) on Wednesday in a statement said that it is “shocked” to learn about the arrest of Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network Arnab Goswami and the “high-handedness” shown by the Mumbai Police. Condemning the incident, it said that “it seems that the Maharashtra Government is using its state machinery to silence a journalist and a channel that has on occasion criticised the government.”
Mumbai Police arrested Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami house in connection with the death of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother Kumud Naik in Alibaug in 2018. Naik, a 53-year-old interior designer, and his mother Kumud Naik had died by suicide in May 2018. A suicide note purportedly written by Naik claimed that Goswami and two others owed him Rs 5.4 crore and had refused to pay it back, forcing him to take the extreme step.
Arnab’s arrest is not just limited to stifling of freedom of press, but it is an infringement of personal freedom & liberty – Indian Digital Media Association (IDMA)
“This incident is not just limited to the stifling of the freedom of the press, but it is an infringement of personal freedom and liberty granted to every citizen of the country. When the people who are meant to protect citizens become the very people that citizens need freedom from, the collective might of democracy needs to enforce itself to demand fairness,” the statement said.
Arnab Goswami Arrested by Mumbai Police, claims Police physically assaulted his mother-in-law and father-in-law, son and wife
Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami was detained by Raigad police in connection with abetment to suicide case filed against him and two others in 2018. Republic TV in its report claimed that Goswami was “assaulted and dragged” during the arrest. Goswami reportedly said that Mumbai Police also physically assaulted his mother-in-law and father-in-law, son and wife. Goswami said he was physically assaulted by the cops. Visual flashed on Republic TV showed Goswami being forced into a police van.