Mumbai, 04 November. Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami, who is in the discussion on many issues including fake TRP, has been taken into custody by the police this morning. According to the information, in the year 2018, the police has taken this action regarding the suicide case of the interior designer and his mother. After this action of the police, the political mercury has also gone up. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister Prakash Javadekar), Smriti Irani have tweeted and condemned the action taken by the police.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tweeted that we condemn the attack on press freedom in Maharashtra. This is not the way the press behaves. It reminds us of the Emergency days when the press was treated this way. ALSO READ- Arnab Goswami Detained: Police detained Arnab Goswami, editor of Republic TV, action taken in a 2018 case
Prakash Javadekar’s tweet
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
Union Minister Smriti Irani wrote in a tweet that those who have not stood with Arnab Goswami in the free press today, are now in support of fascism. You may not like it, you may not accept it, but if you remain silent then you support oppression. If you are ahead then who will speak in your support?
Smriti Irani’s tweet
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
On the other hand, Arnab is also accused of assault after being detained by the police. Live footage shared by Republic TV shows a heated debate between Arnab and the police.