Media was not misused, it conspired against me – Arnab Goswami

The night I was arrested and my family was surrounded with loaded AK-47s, a journalist, quote and unquote, I won’t say a journalist, Hafiz Saeed’s favourite in India, allegedly said that she feels like eating ice cream that night to celebrate. They won’t eat ice creams now. They will eat dust now. My targets are many, the media was not misused, it conspired against me. I have much evidence on my hand and I will reveal it in time.

Insecure ‘chai buiscuit patrakars’ who lied, & conspired against me – Truth has exposed U – Pradeep Bhandari

The Honorable Court has dimissed the petition of Mumbai Police to cancel my anticipatory bail. In another case the Court has set aside the Chapter Case that State of MH had filed against me. I thank the Honorable Court for upholding justice. I thank people of India for supporting me in this legal fight. I also thank Arnab, Senior advocate Abod Ponda, Niranjan Mundargi, advocate Shyam who helped me in the fight. Insecure ‘chai buiscuit patrakars’ who lied, & conspired against me – Truth has exposed U!

Since Sachin Waze had arrested Arnab Goswami, he was on the Hit-List of the BJP & Centre – Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’

Mumbai Police officer Sachin Waze, who is currently implicated in a case of a car bomb scare at industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s residence Antila, had once arrested journalist Arnab Goswami in the Anvay Naik suicide case and is now being charged by the NIA, Maharashtra’s ruling party Shiv Sen has alleged. An editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said that it is surprising that when the investigative capabilities and bravery of the Maharashtra Police are being acknowledged around the world, Waze is being charged by the NIA. It went on to add that since Waze had arrested journalist Arnab Goswami in the Anvay Naik suicide case, he was on the “hit-list of the BJP and the Centre”.

Centre has no information on purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami

Centre has no information on the purported WhatsApp chats of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami related to confidential and sensitive information, which surfaced during the investigation into the television rating point (TRP) scam by the Mumbai Police, minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. Reddy’s written response to at least six members of Parliament seeking details on the leaks said, “No such information has come to the notice of the government.”

Chargesheet filed in TRP rigging case is nothing but an attempt to target Arnab Goswami, submitted senior counsel Ashok Mundergi

The chargesheet filed in the Television Ratings Points (TRP) rigging case is nothing but an attempt to target Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, submitted senior counsel Ashok Mundergi on Tuesday before Bombay high court. Goswami’s counsel Mundergi also drew attention of the high court bench of Justices S S Shinde and Manish Pitale to the fact that the now suspended API Sachin Waze was in-charge of the probe.

FIR against Akhilesh Yadav & 20 Samajwadi Party workers for allegedly assaulting journalists in Moradabad

An FIR has been registered against former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and 20 Samajwadi Party workers for allegedly assaulting journalists in Moradabad. According to a media report, a journalist suffered injuries after being pushed by a security personnel guarding Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav as mediapersons jostled to get a byte from the leader in Moradabad on Thursday.

I am so excited about interacting with you on a real-time basis – Arnab Goswami

I am so excited about interacting with you on a real-time basis on the most interactive edition of the Debate yet. I’m not on any social media portal but I thought interacting with my digital audience here on Arnab Online through the ‘Write to Arnab’ feature will bring me closer.

The launch is a testament to the drive of my colleagues at Republic Media Network – Arnab Goswami

Never before in news media has a channel possibly been launched so swiftly. The launch is a testament to the drive of my colleagues at Republic Media Network. I am proud and humbled that India’s biggest news network will be broadcasting in three languages from tomorrow morning.

Arnab Goswami formally announce launch of Republic Bangla

Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami formally announce the launch of Republic Bangla– the Network’s hugely-awaited Bengali news channel. Republic Bangla will go live on-air on 7th March 2021 at 8 am. Republic Bangla has already become one of the largest news organisations in West Bengal having recruited over 300 employees in 60 days. With reporting crews in every district of West Bengal, Republic Bangla will have the widest ground presence and deepest newsgathering ability in the Bengali news genre from the day of launch.

Republic Bangla launch has been a turnkey project for the entire Republic Media Network – Arnab Goswami

The Republic Bangla launch has been a turnkey project for the entire Republic Media Network with a record 65-day execution span. This launch is a result of the combined will, passion, determination, grit and hard work of the best professionals in the news media industry. I am so proud.

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 – Rahul Gandhi

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.

SEBI has found NDTV Promoters Prannoy Roy & Radhika Roy Guilty of Making Undue Gains

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 barred NDTV Promoters Prannoy Roy & Radhika Roy from Securities Market for 2 Years

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.

Press Council of India is another mechanism of self-regulation – Prakash Javadekar

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.

The way the press freedom is being attacked, that is not good – Prakash Javadekar

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.

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.

National media has turned up with communal propaganda to defame Sikhs – Deep Sidhu

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?

I became quite a gregarious member of their team – Arnab Goswami

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 – Arnab Goswami

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.

Arnab has become more than a TV anchor – Smita Prakash

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.

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.

BJP’s Ram Kadam reaches Taloja Jail in support of Arnab Goswami

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.

Bombay High Court refused to grant interim bail to 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.

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 admired Barkha Dutt and wanted to be like her – Nupur J Sharma

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.

No other anchor can garner the kind of support Arnab Goswami has – Nupur J Sharma

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 – Prashant Patel Umrao

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.

My life is under threat – Arnab Goswami

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 want to request the Supreme Court to grant me bail – Arnab Goswami

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.

OpIndia was built by readers from all shades of the right – Nupur J Sharma

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.

Shefali Vaidya, who shared her worry for Arnab Goswami

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.

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”.

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?

Police can take action if they have evidence against anyone – Sanjay Raut on Arnab Goswami’s arrest

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 (Arnab) is their party worker – Arnab

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.

As disgraceful as the assault & arrest of Arnab Goswami – Minhaz Merchant

As disgraceful as the assault & arrest of Arnab Goswami is (on a previously closed 2018 case), the cowardly — indeed complicit — silence of other media houses is equally condemnable. They will be held to account where it matters by their viewers & readers

Blatant misuse of state power against Republic TV & Arnab Goswami – Amit Shah

Congress and its allies have shamed democracy once again. Blatant misuse of state power against Republic TV & Arnab Goswami is an attack on individual freedom and the 4th pillar of democracy. It reminds us of the Emergency. This attack on free press must be and WILL BE OPPOSED.

Will the torchbearers of Press Freedom standup for their own – Anurag Thakur on Arnab Goswami’s arrest

Will the torchbearers of Press Freedom standup for their own? Will the “Death of Democracy” sloganeers speak up? Remaining “neutral” and “silent” in the wake of blatant misuse of state power exposes the hypocrisy of the Left Liberals.

I am heading to Mumbai to stand with my brother Arnab Goswami – Pradeep Bhandari

I am heading to Mumbai to stand with my brother Arnab Goswami. This is a black day for India’s democracy. This is a black day for India’s free speech. We don’t need the psudos of the world , I request people of India to stand tall with Arnab. Emergency in Maharashtra.

Arnab Goswami was beaten by belt , he was physically assaulted – Pradeep Bhandari

My brother Arnab Goswami was beaten by belt , he was physically assaulted. The Mumbai Police which takes its inspiration from British Raj is subverting rule of law. People of India stand with us, stand for Justice For Arnab with all ur might. Emergency in Maharashtra will be defeated.

Arrest of Arnab Goswami depicts the dictatorship of Maharashtra Government – Keshav Prasad Maurya on Arnab Goswami’s arrest

The attack on the press-journalism is highly condemnable and tragic. Maharashtra Government’s attack on the journalists can be compared to the days of national emergency of 1975 which was imposed by Congress. Arrest of Arnab Goswami depicts the dictatorship of Maharashtra Government. We strongly condemn this action taken by the police with hidden intent.

Assaulting Arnab Goswami & arresting him speaks volumes of the kind of govt operating in Maharashtra – Shobha Karandlaje, BJP Leader

Assaulting Arnab Goswami & arresting him speaks volumes of the kind of govt operating in Maharashtra! A fascist govt is totally curbing the rights of press by unleashing ‘Aurangazeb’ rule! Lutyens & the Messiah of FOE are silent to setlle personal scores!

Agree with him or disagree with him but Arnab Goswami’s arrest crosses a line – Rahul Shivshankar

Agree with him or disagree with him but Arnab Goswami’s arrest crosses a line. Many are asking who next? I recall at least 2 occasions when cops showed up to arrest me on motivated charges. FOE is supreme. Introspect.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) condemned the ‘blatant trampling’ of press freedom by the Maharashtra government for arresting Arnab Goswami

Once again fascism comes alive in Maharashtra with Uddhav Thackeray Government ordering its police to assault and arrest Editor-in-Chief of Republic Arnab Goswami without any warrant. ABVP condemns the blatant trampling of Press Freedom by Govt of Maharashtra and its Police. Those who talk about India being under undeclared emergency only have deafening silence to offer today when Freedom of Press is held hostage for politics in Maharashtra. The fourth pillar of democracy is under threat in Maharashtra, and we stand to uphold the democratic values.

Arresting Arnab Goswami is despicable – Tejasvi Surya

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.

The manner of his (Arnab Goswami) arrest is totally unacceptable in a democracy – Aroon Purie

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.