100-plus FIRs against Arnab Goswami across the country for defaming Sonia Gandhi & spreading hatred
In Chhattisgarh alone total 101 FIRs were filed against the news anchor by Congress activists; two FIRs in Maharashtra, one in UP, one in Himachal Pradesh and one in MP were also filed
More than 105 FIRs have been filed against Republic TV head and news anchor Arnab Goswami in less than two days for spreading communal hatred, inciting violence and defaming Congress president Sonia Gandhi in various cities of the country.
In Chhattisgarh alone total 101 FIRs were filed against the news anchor by Congress activists. While two FIRs were filed in the capital city, Raipur – one by the cabinet minister TS Singh Deo and another by Chhattisgarh Congress spokesperson Kumar Raja, 12 FIRs were filed in Durg district and seven in Mahasamund district. Four FIRs in Bilaspur and eight FIRs were filed in the Janjgir-Champa district against Goswami.
Similarly, two FIRs in Maharashtra, one in Uttar Pradesh, one in Himachal Pradesh and one in Madhya Pradesh were filed, under various sections of IPC, against the anchor for spreading animosity among communities, promoting communal hatred, inciting violence and defaming Congress Sonia Gandhi in his show “Poochhta hai Bharat” during a debate on Palghar mob-lynching on April 21.
During the debate, Arnab can be heard using Sonia Gandhi’s name in an indecent manner and referring to Italy without any context, following which several Congress leaders took to Twitter to express their anger. Goswami was severely criticized for his “insane and filthy” style of journalism by Congressmen.
Although Arnab claimed that late in the night on April 22, two Youth Congress activists attacked him while he was driving back to his home in Mumbai, it was reportedly a “drama” enacted by the anchor with metadata being shared on social media indicating that the video was pre-recorded.
Published: 23 Apr 2020, 7:56 PM