Discussing about the freedom of speech and expression, Rahul Gandhi has extended hi support to the jailed Manipur journalist Kishore Chandra, who targeted PM Modi.
Kishore, who is under one year detention as he targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his articles, was slapped with National Security Act and has been in jail since last year.
Rahul Gandhi, in a letter directed to the journalist, wrote, “This is another attempt to use the state machinery to silence dissent. Over the past few months, we have witnessed the BJP government's design to trample on constitutional rights of the people of Manipur.”
Trying to bring in the incident to the national front, Congress’ scion Rahul Gandhi pointed out that “regressive forces continue to unleash violence with impunity, while those who seek accountability from the state are being jailed.”
Taking a jibe at the saffron forces and the right-wing ideology, Rahul Gandhi wrote, “Fascist forces have not only attempted to destroy the idea of India but attack anyone who challenges their distorted narrative.”
In a video, it was seen that journalist Kishore Chandra was criticizing Manipur CM N Biren Singh and PM Narendra Modi and post that, he was taken in to preventive detention by the police on November 27, claiming that “prevent him from acting in any matter prejudicial to the security of the state and maintenance of public order.”
The journalist called CM Biren Singh a “puppet” of PM Modi and it raised controversy. In an earlier post, Journalist Kishore said, “Don't betray, don't insult the freedom fighters of Manipur.”