Published: June 9, 2020 6:37:14 am
The Editors Guild of India mentioned in a press release on Monday that it’s “deeply involved by the rising tendency amongst police in varied states to take cognisance of frivolous expenses in opposition to journalists and convert them” right into a FIR.
The Guild urged “the police to respect Constitutionally assured freedoms relatively than behave in a fashion that raises questions on its independence”.
The Guild talked about the current case of an FIR being filed in opposition to senior journalist Vinod Dua based mostly on a criticism by Naveen Kumar, “recognized as a spokesperson” of the BJP. “The accusations are a brazen assault on his proper to free speech and truthful remark. An FIR based mostly on that is an instrument of harassment setting off a course of that’s itself a punishment,” the assertion mentioned.
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