Freedom of expression

Unlawful arrests

Print edition : July 05, 2019

Prashant Kanojia, a Hindi journalist, being released from the Lucknow jail on June 12. Photo: Nand Kumar/PTI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The public sharing of a video clip has apparently hurt his image as a bachelor. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Jagisha Arora, wife of Prashant Kanojia, takes part in a protest with mediapersons in New Delhi on June 10. Photo: Anushree Fadnavis/REUTERS

By arresting journalists for their social media posts under the provisions of the IT Act that the Supreme Court has struck down, the Uttar Pradesh Police display scant regard for the law and for media freedom.
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