UP govt going away from issues, intimidating scribes: Priyanka Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said UP government is terrorizing journalists and farmers instead of working on public issues.
Her response comes after apex court on Tuesday granted bail to freelance journalist Prashant Kanojia arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday for maligning Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media.Priyanka tweeted: “Instead of working on issues related to public, Uttar Pradesh government is dealing journalists, farmers, and their representatives with the baton of terror”.
The Supreme Court has ordered immediate release of Kanojia on bail. During the hearing, Justice Banerjee said, “Liberty of a citizen is sacrosanct and non-negotiable. It is guaranteed by the Constitution and it cannot be infringed upon.”
Kanojia was booked under sections 500 (defamation), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

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