Is UP turning into a police state ?
The manner in which the police has started targetting some journalists is a serious matter. I was shocked to find that the police has booked well known journalist Asad Rizvi under Sections 151,116,107 of CrPC – for apprehension of breach of peace.
I have been following his writings and there us nothing to even remotely suggest that he is attempting anything in that direction.
This simply means that the police is becoming increasingly intolerant against any kind of criticism . And that needs to be oppossed at all costs.
We need to raise our voice against this despotic tendency of cops.Mind you today it may be Asad tomorrow it will be one of us. This must be stopped as it violates the fundamental right of freedom of expression.
Source : Senior Journalist Sharat Pradhan