: Concern over arrest of Push Sharma : The Delhi Union of Journalists expresses its concern over the targeting of journalists who are filing reports that do not find favour with the current dispensation at the Centre. In the instant case Mr. Push Sharma, a journalist working with the Milli Gazette was arrested yesterday, subjected to harassment and later released. His crime was that he broke a story based on a RTI reply that said that as per government policy, the NDA government “did not recruit Muslims” as Yoga trainers.
This is yet another instance of the right wing forces targetting dissenting voices or those that it may find in opposition to it. We would like to reiterate that such increasing attacks on the media is reminiscent of the dark days of the emergency. These cannot be tolerated any more.
DELHI UNION OF JOURNALISTS
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March 16, 2016