These raids as a serious attack on the Online Media and Freedom of Press

“Bharti Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan condemns raids on Newsclick…”

BKU Ekta Ugrahan condemns the raids by Enforcement Directorate on the office of online portal Newsclick and the homes of its owner editor Prabir Purkayastha, editor Pranjal and human resouces head Amit Chakravarty on earlier hours of 9th february.

Newsclick has been providing a platform to leading investigative journalists like Pranjoy Guha Thakurta and bold video journalists Abhisar Sharma and P Sainath among others. It has also been reporting extensively on the farmers agitation for the past two months. It has established itself as a different voice with news and analysis of National and International affairs.

Our organisation strongly condemns these raids as a serious attack on the online media and freedom of Press. Considers it a continuation of repressive measures adopted against several senior journalists last week by filing sedition chafges against them and also curbing free speach on twitter and You Tube. Our organisation demands stopping such raids and other repressive activities immediately.
_ Sukhdev singh Kokri kalan,
General Secretary
Bharti Kisan Union Ekta Ugrahan

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