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Indian government under fire for cases against journalists who reported farmers tractor rally

11:00 PM | 31 Jan, 2021
Indian government under fire for cases against journalists who reported farmers tractor rally

NEW DELHI – Indian journalist bodies have condemned the filing of sedition charges against six editors and journalists for reporting the farmers’ tractor rally in the Indian capital on January 26, India’s Republic Day.

The Indian government had filed sedition charges against six journalists and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for ‘misreporting’ and ‘spreading disharmony’ on Republic Day when a tractor rally ended in violent clashes between the protesting farmers and police.

A protest meeting in New Delhi that was attended by a number of journalist bodies, including the Press Club of India, Editors Guild of India, Indian Women’s Press Corps, Delhi Union of Journalists, and Indian Journalists Union (IJU) lambasted the government for the cases against the journalists for merely doing their jobs.

Delhi Union of Journalists President SK Pande said everyone in India including journalists, farmers, trade unions, artists, writers, and even intellectuals are facing a lockdown of the mouth.

India, which claims to be the biggest democracy in the world, is coming under great criticism for its recent actions that are sheer violation of the right to free speech and freedom of the press.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024


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