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Siddharth Varadarajan had shared a blatant bit of fake news on 31st March, with a clear intent to malign the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath. Neither did his portal, nor did he himself care to do so much, as to ‘apologize’ for the clearly motivated lie which was spread by them. A mere rectification/updation of a news story, which is premised on a lie, can be no substitute for an apology.

On 31st last month, the American citizen, who happens to work in India, tweeted this:

Varadarajan was seen monkey-balancing, and as a result, whitewashing the misdeeds of the Tablighi Jamaat by equating it to the Ram Navami festivities in Ayodhya, which by the way, were cancelled, because religion can never come over public health and security in times of a global pandemic. Yet, he persisted upon maligning Yogi Adityanath, attributing a fake quote to the Chief Minister.

He quoted Yogi as saying, “Lord Ram would protect devotees from the coronavirus”.

This statement was made by one Swami Paramhans, who, according to The Wire and its incompetent editor, is the head of the Ram Mandir Trust, which again, is a lie.

UP Police had registered an FIR against Varadarajan for attributing a fake quote to the Uttar Pradesh CM and served him a notice for appearance on April 14 in Ayodhya.

With the filing of the FIR, friends and well-wishers of Siddharth Vardarajan and The Wire started behaving as though they had their pants put up on fire. Particularly disgruntled was his brother, Tunku Vardarajan, who went out to write an emotive piece of propaganda on the Wall Street Journal.

To quote Tunku from his own piece, he says, “The extent of this intimidation has become personally apparent. My journalist brother, Siddharth Varadarajan, was served notice Friday—coincidentally, his 55th birthday—to appear before the police of Uttar Pradesh… These charges are so evidently incongruous as a response to a news report that one has to conclude they were brought against Siddharth to intimidate him and tie him up in litigation for several months.”

For how dare the Uttar Pradesh Police give the innocent man such a gift on his 55th birthday?

This article by him triggered a sea of emotions among liberals, who were heartbroken to see one of their comrades being made to face the law for his misadventures against a no-nonsense man like Yogi Adityanath.

Sadanand Dhume called Varadarajan a journalist, a proposition I personally disagree with. He also went on to say that Yogi was being ‘thuggish’ to intimidate Vardarajan for merely doing his job. Spreading fake news is indeed the man’s job. To that, we all can agree.

Ramachandra Guha had this to say:

Ananth Krishnan, journalist with the oxymoronic newspaper called ‘The Hindu’ gave his two bits regarding the fiasco as well.

Sanjaya Baru, author of the “Accidental Prime Minister”, said that he stood in solidarity with Varadarajan, and further went on to reminisce as to how the UPA government never harassed people with contrarian views. Yes, he had the gall to say it.

Shashi Tharoor went all out in praises of Siddharth, calling the man strongly principled and courageous. And why wouldn’t he? Varadarajan has rightfully earned this respect among Congress’ quarters after years diligent service.

Apparently, there is also an online petition doing the rounds, aiming to get people’s support against the ‘harassment’ of Varadarajan.

Some other tweets of solidarity, from abroad, looked like:

Peggy here doesn’t quite understand what is happening, and therefore, deems it fit to claim that Varadarajan is being pushed around by the ‘Indian Government’, while it is the UP Police which is undertaking the rightful action.

Meanwhile, the man has not backed down from continuing to spread fake news, as a result of which, he was thrashed by Hoshiarpur Police for claiming that “Muslims were hiding in riverbeds” due to stigmatization.

The Wire is a notorious portal whose trespasses against objectivity and neutrality need no description. When it comes to stirring panic and portraying India in bad light, the portal and its ‘founding editors’ come second to none. Led by Siddharth Varadarajan, who is about to face the music for being the compulsive liar that he is, the portal shamelessly continues to claim practicing ‘journalism’.



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Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, many others go SC immediately after multiple FIRs about phony news

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Shashi Tharoor, Rajdeep Sardesai, others move SC after multiple FIRs over fake news

Days after several First Details Stories (FIRs) were filed versus Congress chief Shashi Tharoor, ‘journalist’ Rajdeep Sardesai and many others for spreading bogus news through the Republic Day riots, they have now approached the Supreme Courtroom searching for aid in the scenario.

As for each studies, they were being booked for spreading the pretend information that a person protestor was shot useless by Delhi Police all through the tractor rally on Republic Working day. Even so, in actuality, the victim had died right after his tractor overturned in an incident. Rajdeep Sardesai had tweeted the bogus news on Twitter, and later experienced recurring the same on India Now, declaring that bullet injury was observed on the head of the deceased. Shashi Tharoor experienced also circulated the phony news, which experienced instigated the protestors to indulge in violence.

In addition to Tharoor and Sardesai, instances ended up lodged towards Congress mouthpiece Countrywide Herald’s Senior consulting editor Mrinal Pandey, Quami Awaz editor Zafar Agha, Caravan magazine’s editor and founder Paresh Nath, Caravan editor Anant Nath and its executive editor Vinod K Jose, and one particular unnamed particular person. Quite a few fees were being pressed towards them below Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 120B (felony conspiracy), 153 (provocation to lead to riot), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace) and 505-1b (intent to result in fear to the public).

Various FIRs in opposition to Rajdeep Sardesai, Shashi Tharoor in UP, Delhi, MP

On Saturday, the Delhi Police submitted a circumstance against journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and 6 some others in link to the violence on the occasion of India’s 71st Republic Working day. As for each reviews, the To start with Info Report (FIR) was lodged at the IP Estate police station. Whilst talking about the situation, DCP (Central Delhi) Jasmeet Singh explained that the FIR was registered for developing disharmony and spreading false information on Republic Working day about a farmer dying thanks to law enforcement firing.

The Madhya Pradesh Police, also, had filed an FIR towards Tharoor and 6 some others for fake information on the demise of the rioter who died immediately after his tractor turned turtle. UP Police has also lodged a related FIR from the accused under sections 153(A), 153(B), 295(A), 298, 506, 505(2), 124(A)/34/120(B) of the Indian Penal Code, and less than portion 66 of the Details Engineering act.

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