Tripura’s Retaliation: The ladies, Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, who were released on bail yesterday, were arrested in Assam on Sunday after the Tripura police filed a case against them for “promoting communal strife” after their reporting on the vandalism at a mosque in the state.
Tripura’s Retaliation: According to Tripura’s Information Minister Susanta Chowdhury, the two women journalists arrested over their posts about communal occurrences in the state were “inciting the people against the government.”
The court said that while the charges against the journalists are severe, keeping them in custody is a “extreme limitation of human liberty.”
The ladies, Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha, who were. Released on bail, were arrested in. But Assam on Sunday after the Tripura police filed a case against them for “promoting communal strife” after their reporting on the vandalism at a mosque in the state.
“The two women journalists were stirring people, inciting people against the government. In addition, And attempting to unite the Muslim community for the sake of another political party,” Mr Chowdhury, who is also the government spokesman, said.
Denouncing the police action against the journalists, the. Editors Guild of India requested their immediate release and “reinstatement of their rights to travel.”
“The court believes that the accused persons’ incarceration may not be essential for the purposes of the investigation. Detaining the accused person in police custody is also unnecessary because it is an excessive restriction of personal liberty “In its release order, the court stated.
For instance, Police detained the women at the center of the dispute on their way to the airport, they informed the media. The escort squad from Tripura arrived after three and a half hours at the police station. “We told them to wait because our lawyer was on his way. ‘No one is coming,’ they yelled loudly. They also failed to provide us with a copy of the order “they stated
Tripura’s Retaliation: , the journalists accused the cops of “intimidating” them. They claimed they couldn’t leave the hotel and travel to Agartala.
The detention took place “despite the police permitting them to. Leave the hotel and providing them a week to record a statement. Therefore, This is sheer harassment and targeting of the press on the side of. Tripura police,” according to an official statement from the HW News Network, where the women work.
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