The Congress-orchestrated attack on Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami is an attack not just on him but also on freedom of speech and expression
Bengaluru: The attack on Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami in the wee hours of Thursday is a blatant exhibition of thuggery and rowdyism by Congress workers.
The attack was also carried out on his wife who was accompanying him back home.
Attack on Editor Arnab Goswami & his wife last night was an assault on the 4th Pillar of our Democracy for an attack on Journalists, high priests of Indian Media, is an attack on free speech & expression.— G Kishan Reddy (@kishanreddybjp) April 23, 2020
This is severely condemned, & I call on @MumbaiPolice for immediate action. pic.twitter.com/bQ54F5wDvD
The attack is not just an attack on Arnab Goswami but also an attack on the freedom of speech and expression that journalists exemplify.
Arnab has never compromised with stories that expose the Congress and like a solider on the battlefield, he has been on the vanguard of exposing scams by the Congress.
The latest expose was how Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has refused to react or giver her condolences to the two sadhus and their driver who were killed by a murderous mob in Palghar.
While the incident happened on April 16, the Congress chief is yet to express her regret over the issue.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray too did not act on the issue. It was only when he was shamed that he took action.
Meanwhile, Republic TV has now claimed that the youth Congress workers who attacked him had lockdown passes with them. These passes are issued allow a certain few to travel on roads despite the orders not to travel.
The attack on Arnab Goswami:
Republic TV has given a detailed explanation on how Arnab was attacked:
Republic Media Network's Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami and his wife and Republic TV Editor Samyabrata Ray Goswami were physically attacked on Wednesday night. The attack took place at Ganpatrao Kadam Marg, just a short distance away from Arnab's house while they were driving back in their Toyota Corolla.
The goons, who used their bike to block Arnab's car and took a good hard look to identify him in the front seat before launching their attack, were caught by Arnab's security and are now in Mumbai Police's custody. After they were apprehended, the attackers confessed to Arnab's security that they were from the youth Congress and were sent by the party higher-ups to teach him a lesson.
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Last Updated Apr 23, 2020, 2:26 PM IST