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Republic TV's Arnab Goswami arrested; Union Ministers condemn

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 • Telugu Comments

Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami was on Wednesday morning arrested by the Mumbai police. They said that he has been arrested for abetting the suicide of a young man in 2018.

As reported by Republic TV, the top journalist's house was encircled by the police team, cameras were turned off, and he was physically assaulted. Arnab has alleged that his son, too, was thrashed.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has condemned the arrest and said that it has the shades of the Emergency all over it. "The arrest of Arnab Goswami is an attack on the freedom of press. Those who really believe in this freedom must speak up!" he tweeted out. Cabinet Minister Smriti Irani that those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab 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?" she asked.

BJP leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wrote, "Although emergency was defeated in 1977, the mentality is still alive! Today, supporters of emergency-Congress and Shiv Sena displaying the same undemocratic brutality to crush any voice of dissent. India has always fought such forces and struggle will continue."

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