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Chandigarh Press Club condemns arrest of journalists by UP Police

June 11, 2019 09:49 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Press Club condemned the arbitrary arrest of Delhi-based freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia and Noida-based TV channel’s Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla.
Kanojia was picked by UP Police personnel in plain clothes from his East Delhi residence on June 8. The UP police in a suo-moto FIR has accused Kanojia of making “objectionable tweets” against UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Kanojia has been booked under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 and 67 of the IT Act.
This act of UP Police is highly condemnable.
We urge immediate release of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists. We also demand that the UP government should withdraw the criminal defamation charges against all three journalists.

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