Journalist Rana Ayyub gets UP Police warning ahead of Ayodhya verdict

In a first the Amethi police of Uttar Pradesh warned journalist Rana Ayyub of legal action over her tweet ahead of Ayodhya verdict calling her post ‘a political comment’

Photo courtesy: PTI
Photo courtesy: PTI

NH Web Desk

In its first crackdown on journalists on the social media ahead of the much-awaited final Ayodhya verdict, the Uttar Pradesh Police served a stern notice to the well-known journalist Rana Ayyub through the 'Amethi Police' Twitter handle.

Journalist Rana Ayyub gets UP Police warning ahead of Ayodhya verdict

New York-based journalist Rana Ayyub had tweeted on Wednesday:

Ayyub's comments were re-tweeted 1,464 times while the Amethi police warning was re-tweeted 2,260 times.

Rana Ayyub is a well-known journalist working for several foreign publications. She shot to fame with her controversial book Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up based on the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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