आज प्रशांत को गिरफ्तार किया है, कल आपको कर सकते हैं
Today it’s Prashant, tomorrow it can be you
‘Protest March’ from Press Club of India to Parliment
Date: June 10, Time : 1 pm
We journalists are organising a Protest Meet against arbitrary arrest of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists by UP Police.
Editors Guild of India, Press Club of India, Women Press Corps, South Asian Women in the Media (SAWM, India), Press Association has condemned the arbitrary arrest of Delhi-based freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia and Noida-based TV channel’s Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla.
Kanojia was picked by UP Police personnel in plain clothes from his East Delhi residence on June 8. The UP police in a suo-moto FIR has accused Kanojia of making “objectionable tweets” against UP CM Yogi Adityanath. Kanojia has been booked under IPC sections 500 (defamation), 505 and 67 of the IT Act.
This act of UP Police is highly condemnable.
We urge immediate release of Prashant Kanojia and other journalists. We also demand that the UP government should withdraw the criminal defamation charges against all three journalists.
We urge all journalists to join the march tomorrow against these arbitrary arrests.