Lucknow: Objectionable content on Yogi - journalist, news channel chief arrested


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Lucknow, Jun 9: On Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh government arrested three persons for publishing objectionable content about chief minister, Yogi Adityanath. Journalist, Prashanth Kanojia, was taken into custody from his home in Delhi, and taken to Lucknow where he was formally arrested. Head of a private news channel, 'Nation Live', and its editor were arrested from Noida the same evening.

The journalist has been accused of sharing objectionable content featuring the chief minister through social media. Two people connected with a private news channel were arrested for beaming content which is considered as defamatory. Kanojia was accused of trying to malign the chief minister as per a complaint filed by a Lucknow-based police officer. Kanojia had shared a video clip of a woman, speaking to media representatives opposite the residence of the chief minister, claiming to have sent marriage proposal to Yogi Adityanath. He has been accused of criminal defamation and public mischief.


Prashanth Kanojia

The arrests have been condemned by many through social media. Founding editor of 'The Wire', Siddarth Varadaraj, tweeted that the arrest is an abuse of law.

In the case of the above news channel, during a debate on the channel on June 6, the lady whose video had been shared by Kanojia allegedly passed derogatory and defamatory remarks about the chief minister. Head of the channel, Ishika Singh, and editor, Anuj Shukla, were arrested on the basis of complaint made by workers of a political party.

Police said that these things could have vitiated law and order situation in the state. It is gathered that the channel in question does not possess a licence. This led to registration of one more complaint against it.

  

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  • anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    If the news channel had telecasted objectional material then file a case. Arresting them is an extreme measure intended to Gag and Muzzle the Press.

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  • PAM Suvarna, karkala

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Very nice move,
    CM Yogi is doing fantastic job in UP.

    DisAgree [30] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sms, Kundapura

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    What job?

    DisAgree [2] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jeevan, Kudla

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Well done Yogiji
    Even Karnataka govt arrested and filed cases against journalist.

    DisAgree [17] Agree [10] Reply Report Abuse

  • George, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Yogi should be made the PM.

    DisAgree [17] Agree [13] Reply Report Abuse

  • gm, Mlur

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Where is NAMO channel now?

    DisAgree [7] Agree [34] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ballal Kumar, Yedipady

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    After success in election close down. Our achievement fulfilled.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Achievement by fraud.

    DisAgree [13] Agree [28] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ballal Kumar, Yedipady

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Well done. For TRP media go to any extent tarnish the image of popular personalites.

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Media is only behind showing the bad things in Yogi Govt.

    Nobody tried to show good in him, People are not mad to vote him for the 5th time.

    If you all have little time check it up for yourself

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    haters don't do any good 2 people

    DisAgree [11] Agree [23] Reply Report Abuse

  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Every Coin Has Two Sides.

    I hate Portugues because of what they did to my people, you may have a defferent opinion about them. They hated Hindus.


    Same thing here too

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  • Vijay, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    That is why scores of Hindus now have Portuguese passports...

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  • Arthur, Mangalore

    Mon, Jun 10 2019

    What history have you been reading? Hindu traders and merchants were prosperous in Goa.

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  • Vinod raj, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    ಯೋಗಿ ಸರ್ವಾಧಿಕಾರಿ ಹಿಟ್ಲರ್ ಗಿಂತ ಅಪಾಯಕಾರಿ ಮತ್ತು ದುಷ್ಟ.

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    anda? Namma Murka mantri dada anchanda???

    Jai congress

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    He is anytime better than Portugues go and check the history of Goa first then talk about Yogi

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  • Moshu, mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    YOGI MAHARAJ KONSE DOODH KE DHOOLE HUE HAIN BHAYYA..? Law should be treated equally without any bias. More yet to come in 5 years where national media, both govt. and private agencies, corporate world will work under Modi-2 regime fearing consequences.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    It's good that Yogi is the chief minister of UP. North India needs a strong Indian etho'd Leadership, In the longer run even minorities would acknowledge it.
    UP is now controversial but largely peaceful !!

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  • SP Shetty, Dubai/Kateel

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Good Move

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  • SB, Mlore

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    Hahahahahahahahaha....... West Bengal dint belong to India for presstitutes.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Jun 9 2019

    He deserves to be arrested for his unauthorised activities.

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