The Supreme Court heard on Tuesday in connection with the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia on alleged objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The court said that the government should release the journalist promptly in this matter immediately. The top court also said that they should not make such a comment, but is the arrest in this case justified? The State Government should take correctives action in this matter.
The bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Ajay Rastogi said that such comments should not be in the public. Operations under the law continue, but the journalist must be released immediately. The bench said that the independence of the citizens is unwavering. They cannot compromise this (freedom) has got us from the Constitution and it can not be tampered with.
Rahul said – the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh behaving foolishly
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday condemned the arrest of journalist Prashant Kanojia by the Uttar Pradesh Government. Rahul said that Yogi Adityanath is behaving foolishly. If the RSS-BJP-supported propaganda and the journalists spread about me in fake news, then there will be a shortage of staff in most newspapers and news channels. The journalist must be released.
Police arrested Prashant on Saturday from Delhi
Prashant posted a post titled ‘Yogi Ji’ on 6th June ‘hidden not hide’ on his Twitter handle. Also uploaded a video in which a woman standing outside the Chief Minister’s office was telling herself the boyfriend of Yogi Adityanath. Prashant Even before this Yogi had made a comment on his birthday on Adityanath.
On this, the UP Police filed a FIR while taking cognizance and arrested Kanojia on June 8 from Delhi. Prashant’s wife Jigisha Arora filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Monday. After this, the lawyer Nitya Ramakrishnan demanded the hearing from the vacancy panel for a speedy hearing on this matter.