Unnao case: DigiPub condemns an FIR filed against journalist Barkha Dutt and others
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Unnao case: DigiPub condemns an FIR filed against journalist Barkha Dutt and others

Newsdesk |
February 22, 2021

An FIR has been lodged against eight Twitter handles for allegedly propagating fake news in connection with the death of two girls here last week, police said on Monday. The Twitter handles include news portal ‘Mojo Story’, led by senior journalist Barkha Dutt who termed the FIR a case of brazen “harassment and bullying”.


New Delhi, 22 February 2021

DIGIPUB News India Foundation strongly condemns the FIR. As per statement of DIGIPUB, “The FIR that was registered under Section 153 of the IPC (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and Section 66 of the Information and Technology Act, claimed that false information was spread by the named journalists. This is outright false. What is most outrageous is that the FIR by Unnao police is a clear and deliberate attempt at muzzling journalists and keeping them from doing their jobs. Not only this, Unnao SP Anand Kulkarni also threatened further action”.

The statement further states, “Mojo Story in their tweet, denied these claims and cleared their stand on thenews saying that inputs were given by a local reporter followed by a report by a Delhi correspondent. To challenge the claims, they asked for a copy of FIR which was refused by Unnao Police without which Mojo Story cannot appeal for a legal intervention”.

 


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