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"Now if a reporter writes something, utters certain words, an FIR is filed and cases are lodged," the CM said at a programme here.
"No national newspaper is now being allowed to write certain news reports and subjected to strong arm tactics," she said without elaborating.
She was apparently hinting at the Unique Identification Authority of India lodging a complaint against four persons, including a reporter of The Tribune who had filed a story on alleged breach in Aadhaar database.
The FIR attracted strong criticism from various media organisations and Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the FIR was against "unknown" and asserted the commitment of the Centre to the freedom of the press.
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