Shimla, May 14
State unit of Congress party showing concern over registeration of FIRs against the journalists termed the state government action unconstitutional.
In a facebook post issued by Himachal Pradesh Congress committee President Kuldeep Singh Rathore alleged that a repot published by popular news portal The Wire and News Laundary mentioned about shocking action being taken during the lock down.
” I was shocked to learn that 14 FIRs have been lodged against 6 journalists in #Himachal by the government for publishing failures while dealing with COVID 19 . ” He said in the post “this action is unconstitutional, against the spirit of freedom of expression and suppression of media for independent reporting” he observed.
Pressing the issue further he also demanded govt to withdraw the FIRs and respect freedom of the Press for the sake of democracy.