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Breaking: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai Move Supreme Court Against Multiple FIRs For Tweets On Sikh Youth's Death During Farmer Protests

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3 Feb 2021 4:00 AM GMT
Breaking: Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai Move Supreme Court Against Multiple FIRs For Tweets On Sikh Youths Death During Farmer Protests
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Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai have approached Supreme Court against multiple FIRs registered in different states for allegedly sharing unverified news about the death of a protestor during the farmers' tractor rally on 26th January.Journalists Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath have also approached the Supreme...

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Congress Leader and Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor and Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai have approached Supreme Court against multiple FIRs registered in different states for allegedly sharing unverified news about the death of a protestor during the farmers' tractor rally on 26th January.

Journalists Mrinal Pande, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath have also approached the Supreme Court challenging FIRs.

As per a report of the NDTV, multiple police cases have been filed in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and six journalists for allegedly "misreporting" and "spreading disharmony" on Republic Day when a tractor rally by farmers turned violent in Delhi. All of them face charges including sedition, criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity under the Indian Penal Code.

The journalists named in the FIRs are Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Vinod Jose, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath.

One First Information Report (FIR) was filed in Noida and four FIRs in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, Hosangabad, Multai and Betul.

The FIR in Noida was filed on a complaint by a resident of the city near Delhi, who alleged "digital broadcasts" and "social media posts" by Mr Tharoor and the journalists, who claimed that a farmer had been shot dead by the Delhi Police, contributed to the siege of the Red Fort and violence during the tractor rally, says NDTV report.

In the First Information Report filed in Delhi on a complaint by city resident Chiranjiv Kumar, the police said Mr Tharoor and the others misled people on the death of a protester in central Delhi's ITO when thousands of farmers entered areas in the national capital, including the Red Fort, that were not in the agreed route of the tractor rally.

The FIR stated that the accused, through their "fake, misleading and wrong" tweets, tried to imply that the death of the farmer was caused by the violence committed by Delhi Police under directions of the Central government.

The writ petitions have been filed by Karanjawala & Co. on behalf of the petitioners.



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