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JFA denounces Arnab Goswami’s arrest

Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV Arnab Goswami’s counsel had earlier told the bench that the journalist has not interfered with either the proceedings of any of the committees of the Assembly or the Assembly itself. (HT Photo)

Guwahati, November 4: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed dismay over the arrest of senior journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday morning by Mumbai police and urged the Maharashtra Government to release him urgently. The forum also appealed to the media fraternity of India to raise strong voices against the physical assault to the chief editor of Republic TV.
“The rule of law defines the power to the police department for various occasions but arresting a senior scribe like a criminal is totally unacceptable,” stated JFA president Rupam Barua and secretary Nava Thakuria adding, “We hope, good sense will prevail over Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to show the basic minimum respect to Arnab Goswami as the scribe represents the voice of millions of Indians.” (Page New Service)