Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami arrested
4 nov 2020
Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Smriti Irani condemned the arrest of Republic TV's editor-in-chief Arnav Goswami by Mumbai police. Prakash Javadekar said it to be an attack on press freedom which reminded him of Emergency days.
Goswami allegedly abetted suicide of a 53-year-old interior designer. He was assaulted in the police van by police officials. Smriti Irani instigated the press to speak up for themselves and their rights. She said such people are tactically in support of fascism. If they stay silent, they would encourage suppression.