India court grants bail to women journalists New Delhi, India – Bail has been granted to two Indian female journalists who were detained in the northeastern region of Assam due to their coverage of violence against Muslims within the neighboring Tripura state.
The arrest of Samriddi Sakunia and Swarna Jha on Sunday was met with concern by media activists, watchdogs, and politicians, who described it a “violation of freedom of the press”.
Sujit Nair is the co-founder and managing director wedding hands relation photography photography session puppy culture fairy aesthetic red leggings mikasa cosplay of HW News Network. On Monday the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Tripura’s Gomati District gave bail to the journalists of the channel Sakunia and Jha.
He tweeted, “Our gratitude to all our lawyers and all who supported us,”
Sakunia and Jha were charged with publishing false news that was intended to disrupt communal harmony. The young journalists in their 20s and early 20s, have been reporting from Tripura which witnessed large-scale violence against Muslims in the middle of last month in which over a dozen mosques saw arson attacks.
The Tripura police filed earlier charges against 102 persons, including journalists, for posts on social media regarding the violence in the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA. The accused were charged with disseminating fake news by police.
According to HW News Network (HW News Network) A case was brought against Sakunia and Jha by the Tripura Police on Sunday. It was initiated based on a written complaint by Kanchan Das, who fancy nails prince naveen crib skirt metal shoe racks josh duhamel dating anna kendrick dating is a member of Vishwa Hindu Parshad (World Hindu Council, or VHP), which is affiliated to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.
“Violations of Press Freedom”
Many press organizations, such as the Editors Guild of India and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have protested against the police’s actions against journalists and demanded the immediate release of journalists.
CPJ made an announcement in a statement that “Detention of Samriddhi and Swarnaa is an infringement of Press Freedom.”
“Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has to instruct Assam Police to immediately release Sakunia and Jha and to ask Tripura Police to stop the harassment of journalists who are doing their work.”
EGI condemns the actions of the police and stated that they demand their immediate release as well as restoration of freedom to travel.
Rahul Gandhi, leader of the main opposition gucci bucket hat jadah marie denver pop culture con u wedding pie strain gwen stefani wedding dress red wedding dresses party Congress, on Sunday claimed that the BJP of “killing journalism”.
“The BJP system has been active in destroying journalism. When has truth stopped in the face of falsehoods?” Gandhi said in an online tweet in Hindi.
“Do not be too frank with your questions”
India’s Supreme Court has agreed to set a date for hearing a petition challenging the Tripura police’s decision to invoke anti-terror laws against two Tripura lawyers who were visiting India as part of of a fact-finding team.
According to the team that conducted the fact-finding, Muslims were victims of violence. They also noted that Hindu outfits such as VHP, Hindu Jagran Manch, (HJM) and Bajrang Dal were involved.
Laxmi Murthy, a member of the Network of Women in Media India (NWMI), told Al Jazeera such arrests are meant to send out an alert to other journalists to stay clear of crossing the line.
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“It is extremely ironic that journalists seeking to determine the root source of the communal conflict are themselves being held under provisions to create tensions among the communities. This is extremely ironic and troubling.
“Just accept that official version, or the police version, and then go away which is exactly what is being promoted as news these days.”
India was ranked 122nd in the World Press Freedom Index (RSF), a French NGO. But its ranking has steadily declined over time. India was ranked as 142nd out of 180 countries in 2021.
Who was behind the violence?
After the violence against Hindus in Bangladesh in the past, extreme-right Hindu groups staged protest rallies in Tripura. They were accused of attacking Muslims in their mosques, their sacred places as well as mosques.