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Reminds us of Emergency, says HM Amit Shah on arrest of Arnab Goswami

Terming the arrest of journalist Arnab Goswami as a "blatant misuse of state power", Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the "attack on free press must be and will be opposed"

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Amit Shah
Union Minister Amit Shah

Terming the arrest of journalist as a "blatant misuse of state power", Union Home Minister on Wednesday said the "attack on free press must be and will be opposed".

The home minister also slammed the opposition parties, saying Congress and its allies have "shamed democracy" and that the incident "reminds us of Emergency".

Goswami was arrested by the Maharashtra Police from his residence in Mumbai this morning in a case of abetment of suicide

In a tweet, Shah said, "Congress and its allies have shamed democracy once again. Blatant misuse of state power against & is an attack on individual freedom and the 4th pillar of democracy".

"It reminds us of the Emergency. This attack on free press must be and WILL BE OPPOSED," he said.

Goswami, who was seen being pushed into a police van, claimed that he was assaulted by police at his home, while being taken away.

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First Published: Wed, November 04 2020. 12:27 IST
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