Monday, 20 January, 2020

Binding freedom of speech unacceptable: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Jan. 14 (ANI): Commenting on the blacking out of two news channels in Uttar Pradesh, a few days after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav openly attacked the media for its “negative coverage of Saifai Mahotsav,” Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari on Tuesday said that he would definitely take action if he received a complaint from the management of the news channels. On Saturday, two news channels – Times Now and India News – were unplugged by cable operators in Uttar Pradesh. The UP government has been under severe attack from the media for holding a grand and expensive carnival at Saifai, at a time when thousands of riot-affected poor people have been suffering in Muzaffarnagar. Hafiz Mohammad Parvez, a riot victim, had said: “We can see how nicely our chief minister is spending the time, in leisure, air conditioned rooms, and here, people are living in a bad shape.

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