Two FIRs filed against News 18 journalist Aman Chopra in Rajasthan

Chopra had raised a question –  Was the demolition of 300 years old Shiva Temple  an act of revenge for the Jahangirpuri action against unauthorised construction ?

Aman Chopra, the anchor of the Hindi channel News18

New Delhi – Two FIRs have been lodged against Aman Chopra the anchor of the Hindi channel News18 at Bundi and Dungarpur in Rajasthan. In Rajasthan’s Alwar District a 300-years-old Shiva Temple and two other temples were demolished for widening the road. While telecasting this news, Chopra posed the question, ‘Was the action against these temples an act of revenge against Delhi’s action against the unauthorised construction in Jahangirpuri ? He has been accused of provoking communal tension through his statements in telecasting. Also, a case of sedition has been filed against him.

1. The complaint stated that ‘the way Chopra has linked the name of the Congress party to the temple issue in his show, it is evident that he wants to create a rebellion among the common people against the Congress Government of Rajasthan. This is misleading news and a conspiracy against the Rajasthan Government. It should be treated as an offence of sedition against the elected Government.’

2. Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra opined in this case such a planned attack against a journalist is against every principle of democracy. Don’t question Aman Chopra. Answer Aman Chopra’s questions.

Editorial viewpoint

In the Congress-ruled States, independent journalism attracts punishment. What Congress did to the media during the Emergency, they doing it today as well. This again makes it crystal clear that Congress is against the Constitution and the Law.

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