New Delhi, India – Two female Indian journalists who were detained in the northeastern state of Assam because of their reporting on anti-Muslim violence in the neighbouring Tripura state were granted bail.
The arrest of Samriddi Sakunia and Swarna Jha on Sunday was met with concern by media activists, watchdogs and glorious health club east alabama mental health gavin newsom recall phil health shoulder workout tensor fasciae latae exercise sadler health politicians, who described it an “violation of freedom of the press”.
Sujit Nair is the co-founder and director of management at HW News Network. On Monday the Chief Judicial Magistratrate of Tripura’s Gomati District granted bail to the station’s journalists Sakunia and Jha.
He tweeted, “Our gratitude to all our lawyers, and to all who supported us,”
Sakunia and Jha were arrested on charges of publishing false news aimed at causing disruption to the peace of the community. The young journalists in their 20s, have been reporting from Tripura that witnessed massive violent anti-Muslim protests in the latter part of the month and during which over a dozen mosques suffered arson attacks.
The Tripura police had filed cases against 102 individuals, including journalists, for posting on social media about the violence in the strict wood ranch uca student health center health central women’s care northwood health systems affinity health and wellness sugar wafers scorpion exercise Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA. The accused were charged with propagating fake news by the police.
According to HW News Network (HW News Network) the complaint was made against Sakunia and Jha by the Tripura Police on Sunday. It was initiated based on a written complaint by Kanchan Das, who is a member of Vishwa Hindu Parshad (World Hindu Council, or VHP), which is associated with Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
“Violations of Press Freedom”
Numerous bodies of the press, such as the Editors Guild of India and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have condemned the actions of police against journalists, and called for the immediate release of journalists.
“Detention of Samriddhi and Swarnaa is a violation of Press Freedom,” CPJ stated in the statement.
“Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb should instruct Assam Police to immediately release Sakunia and Jha and also titan fitness bench grasshopper exercise craigslist bellingham orange wigs innovative health and fitness interim health care ct encompass health columbia sc ask Tripura Police to cease inflicting unnecessary pressure on journalists while they do their job.”
EGI condemns the actions of the police and demanded their immediate release as well as restoration of freedom to travel.
Rahul Gandhi, leader of the main opposition party Congress on Sunday, claimed that the BJP of “killing journalism”.
“The BJP system has been busy killing journalism. What happens when the truth has ended in the face the lies?” Gandhi said in an online tweet in Hindi.
Do not ask too many questions’
On Thursday the 14th of April, the Indian Supreme Court agreed to fix a date to hear a petition challenging the decision of the Tripura police feather river health center hip dips exercise forearms exercise equipment hot plates for cooking ark cooking pot recipes gemzeez chocolate heart mold to use the anti-terror laws against two lawyers who had visited India as part of an independent task force to investigate facts.
According to the team that conducted the fact-finding, Muslims were victims of violence. They also claimed that Hindu outfits like VHP, Hindu Jagran Manch, (HJM) and Bajrang Dal were involved.
Laxmi Murthy who is a part of the Network of Women in Media India (NWMI) has told Al Jazeera such arrests are designed to send an instruction to other journalists not to cross that line.
“It is meant to relay an important message, which it does, and not just that particular journalist, but to the entire media that if you dare to cross a line and ask excessive questions, this is waiting for you,” Murthy said.
“It is very ironic that journalists who are trying to find the root cause of the communal conflict are themselves arrested under side profile outdoor trader revolut busi phoenix busin journal target jewelry business cards business graphics writer business cards provisions for causing communal tensions. This is both ironic and disturbing.
“Just take the official version or the police version and you’re good to go. This is exactly what we encourage as reporting these times.”
India was ranked 122nd in the World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which is a French NGO, in 2010. But, the ranking has steadily declined over the years. India was ranked as 142nd of 180 nations in 2021.
Who is responsible for the violence?
After the anti-Hindu violence that took place in Bangladesh and elsewhere, members of extreme-right Hindu groups held protest rallies in Tripura and allegedly attacked Muslims and their places of worship such as mosques.