Delhi: On Tuesday, Supreme Court has ordered immediate release of the journalist who was arrested over sharing an objectionable remark on social media against Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A vacation bench comprising Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Ajay Rastogi were rejected the UP government’s plea saying “we disapprove the deprivation of liberty” and granted bail to the accused, Prasanth Kanojia, a Delhi based journalist.
The court said “This order is passed in view of the excessiveness of the action taken by the Uttar Pradesh police “the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution, in particular Articles 19 and 21, are non-negotiable.” The court flayed U P government reminding the constitution and moreover the court said the proceeding against him will go on under the law. Though the court mentioned the post by the journalist as not to be encouraged one, the court disapproved his arrest.
Kanojia was arrested over sharing the post of a woman who said she had been sent a marriage proposal to U P Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Following this post Kanojia has been arrested and denied bail.