After the arrest of Arnab Goswami, #ShameonMahagovt trends on twitter and netizens are fully supporting this trend. People are outraged with his arrest and mumabi police. Not only the netizens but HM Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Kangana Ranaut, Hardh Wardhan, Prakash Javadekar, Manjinder Sirsa and many other have come in support of Arnab Goswami.
Reacting to the shameful physical assault and arrest of Republic Media Network’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami by the Mumbai Police on Wednesday morning, Union Minister Smriti Irani asserted that those in the free press who do not stand up today in support of Arnab are “now tactically in support of fascism.”
‘Who speaks if you are next?’
Taking to Twitter, the Women and Child Development Minister said, “You may not like him, you may not approve of him, you may despise his very existence but if you stay silent you support suppression. Who speaks if you are next?”
Those in the free press who don’t stand up today in support of Arnab, you are now tactically in support of fascism. You may not like him, you may not approve of him,you may despise his very existence but if you stay silent you support suppression. Who speaks if you are next ?
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) November 4, 2020
We condemn the attack on press freedom in #Maharashtra. This is not the way to treat the Press. This reminds us of the emergency days when the press was treated like this.@PIB_India @DDNewslive @republic
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 4, 2020
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 4, 2020
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) November 4, 2020
Here are some reactions of people :
Absolutely!Personally speaking,I completely disagree with his style of journalism BUT today what @MumbaiPolice is doing to him is Disgraceful & Shameful ! What is this @OfficeofUT !!?? Stooping so low? @CPMumbaiPolice #ArnabWeAreWithYou #ShameOnMahaGovt #ShameonMumbaiPolice https://t.co/SITX5ymDm4
— richa anirudh (@richaanirudh) November 4, 2020
— Ganesh (@GaneshJaiHind) November 4, 2020
Emergency in Maharastra,
Freedom of Press is no More in Maharastra.
Also,All Journalists are Silent because they are afraid of their arrest.#IsupportArnabgoswami#RepublicFightsBack#ArnabGoswamy#IndiaStandaWithArnab#Maharashtra#ShameOnMahaGovt pic.twitter.com/KQIABGWukM
— हरेश चौधरी🇮🇳✨ (@ihareshch) November 4, 2020
— Prathamesh Nilesh Parulekar (@SarkarParulekar) November 4, 2020
Pics 1:Same Mumbai police on drug mafia.
Pic2 2:how they treated national journalist
— sawan siwach (@Sawansiwach86) November 4, 2020
— Mohit (@Mohit69741203) November 4, 2020
— Ruhi Ruhi (@RupamSi28063517) November 4, 2020
— aniimesh daas (@lamaciadas) October 30, 2020
As Arnab was being manhandled and pushed into a police van, by a battalion of armed police officers, he said, “They hit me. They physically assaulted me. I want to tell the people of India to fight for us.” He said, “my son was beaten-up.”
With regard to his legal team, Arnab Goswami was blocked by the Mumbai Police vis-a-vis having legal aid present. Encounter cop Sachin Vaze declared to Republic TV – Arnab Goswami has been arrested under the grave section of 306 of the IPC, in a mocked-up case. It may be recalled that fake charges of suicide were levelled against Arnab Goswami in 2018. The matter was investigated by the Mumbai Police and closed by a court of law after a closure report by the police noted that no case was made out.
The Mumbai Police also blocked Republic Executive Editor Niranjan Narayanswamy and Senior Associate Editor Sanjay Pathak from entering Arnab’s residence. When Niranjan said that it is his right to report, he was thrown out of the building and the Mumbai Police wanted his phone.
What do you think about this situation? Why Maharashtra government is doing this with Arnab Goswami? Share your views!
Source: Republic World