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Journalist held for criticising Manipur CM as PM Narendra Modi's puppet

Wangkhem was initially arrested on separate charges of sedition on November 21, before being released on November 25

Reuters  |  Guwahati 

An Indian television journalist has been detained for criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in the capital, New Delhi. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was working for a television channel in the northeastern state of Manipur when he uploaded several video clips last month calling the state's BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, a puppet of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It is nothing but a blatant abuse of the law and powers of the government," ...

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First Published: Wed, December 19 2018. 14:10 IST