There is no doubt in the fact that Arnab Goswami’s arrest has shocked the nation; especially people who are true fans of Republic TV and his journalism. From Smriti Irani to Home Minister Amit Shah, many have condemned his arrest. Recently, Subramanian Swamy has also tweeted about his arrest by asking BJP to show full support.
His tweet says: “I have shown the to the BJP govt. I can take a horse to water but I cannot make it drink”. Mr Swamy is clearly trying to say that BJP should send instructions to Maharashtra government to release Arnab Goswami, or else centre will have the power to use article 356.
I have shown the Constitutional way to the BJP govt. I can take a horse to water but i cannot make it drink
— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) November 8, 2020
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?”
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.