"Provoking People": Tripura Doubles Down Against Journalists After Bail

"Provoking People": Tripura Doubles Down Against Journalists After Bail

Newsdesk |
November 16, 2021

The two women journalists arrested over their posts on communal incidents in Tripura were "instigating the people against the government", alleged Tripura's Information Minister Susanta Chowdhury.

New Delhi, 16 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, The court, releasing the journalists, said the offences alleged are serious in nature but to keep them in detention is "extreme curtailment of personal liberty". The women - Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha - who got bail yesterday were detained in Assam on Sunday after a case was filed against them by the Tripura police for "spreading communal disharmony" following their reportage on the vandalism at a mosque in the state. "The two women journalists were provoking the people, instigating the people against the government, trying to unite the Muslim community on behalf of another political party," said Mr Chowdhury, who is also the government spokesman.

Source - NDTV


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