Big relief for Arnab Goswami as Bombay High Court refuses to entertain plea to ban him; days after Kavita Kaushik and Saif Ali Khan’s co-star Kubbra Sait slam Republic TV founder

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In a big relief to Arnab Goswami, the Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a plea to ban him from TV days after Kavita Kaushik and Saif Ali Khan’s co-star Kubbra Sait slammed the Republic TV founder for his recent shenanigans. Justice PC Chavan, according to news agency PTI, refused to entertain the petition filed by Congress leaders Bhai Jagtap and Suraj Thakur saying that an FIR had already been registered against Goswami and probe was underway.

Arnab Goswami

The two Congress leaders had approached the high court seeking to restrain Goswami from anchoring his high-octane TV debates and direction for police to file a case against him and the channel’s management for allegedly spreading communal hatred.

They alleged that Goswami was attempting to disrupt communal harmony in the country through his TV broadcast and defaming Congress President Sonia Gandhi during a debate on the Palghar lynchings.

Both Bhai Jagtap and Suraj Thakur also informed the court that the Mumbai Police had interrogated some senior colleagues of Goswami on the same issue. However, Justice Chavan observed that it would not be correct at this stage for the court to direct the police to declare a particular person an accused. He said that police were free to declare anyone accused based on evidence on that individual’s involvement.

Three men were lynched to death in Maharashtra’s Palghar last month. Among those killed were also two Hindu monks. Goswami had desperately attempted to give the murder a communal colour even though Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh confirmed that the killers of the two Hindu monks were not from a different religion. Goswami had also mocked Sonia Gandhi by hurling insults at her.

Petitioners’ lawyer Rahul Kamerkar informed the high court that Goswami’s show had tried to give political and religious motives to the Palghar lynching. 

Congress supporters and leaders had filed over 150 FIRs in several states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir after Goswami ran his controversial TV debates on 21 April. Fearing arrest, Goswami had moved the Supreme Court, which provided him a three-week protection from the arrest. The immunity granted to Goswami ends today (14 May). The top court is expected to pass an order on Goswami’s second application seeking the quashing of another FIR filed against him for his questionable coverage of the gathering of migrant workers in Mumbai’s Bandra area.

Goswami was seen to be adding a dangerous communal colour to the Bandra story by repeatedly referring to the existence of a mosque near Bandra station. The mosque in question had no relevance to the gathering of migrant workers.

Earlier, FIR actress Kavita Kaushik, Mulk director Anubhav Sinha and Saif Ali Khan’s co-star Kubbra Sait had criticised Goswami for his recent shenanigans.

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  1. And a set back to Janta ka Reporter, which has been running a vilification campaign against Shri Goswami.

    • It’s not set back, it’s called true journalism!! Don’t be blind to see the courage of a media to contradict its own publication!! Rather people like you has only one sided thought process and that is becoming dangerous for our country!!

  2. Being a Hindu is being a second class citizen in India. If a Hindu saint is murdered by a mob with policemen present, how dare Arnab and Choudhary raise the issue??!!!?? You see, Hindus are meant to be murdered. Raising the murder of Hindu saints for investigation, naturally, is a crime!!!

    How dare Arnab and Choudhury ask for investigation?? So they are Hindu communalists, spreading communalist agenda. So ABUSE the law and file 200 FIR’s against them to LEGALLY HARASS Arnab and Choudhury. This has been SHAMELESSLY filed by the Congress Party, a National Party of India. In India, parties woo the minority Muslim vote by genuflecting before them to get Muslim votes. They are aided and abetted by the international media like the BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post which disgustingly represent Hindus as bloodthirsty mobs committing genocide on poor helpless Muslims!!!!!

    Each political party in India goes to unimaginable depths to declare all muslim crimes as an act of sainthood; it sees all Muslim terrorists’  kidnapping and killing of policemens’ familes, as students led astray, as students requiring counselling.!!!!??!!!!! The greatest FAKE NEWS factory in the world is in India!!! It is only in India that the Minority RULES royally over the Majority.

    Please note: I am a Hindu and I am scared to even write on Muslims. You will note, I have only written on Hindus; I dare not write on Muslim egregious crimes. Do I want 200 FIR’s to be filed against me all over India, to be abused and vilified, to be targetted as a Hindu, to be removed from my job, to be marginalised and to have BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post declare me as an embodiment of genocide against Muslims in India?? As a Hindu, I dare not be free in a minority obsessed  India.

  3. Being a Hindu is being a second class citizen in India. If a Hindu saint is murdered by a mob with policemen present, how dare Arnab and Choudhary raise the issue??!!!?? You see, Hindus are meant to be murdered. Raising the murder of Hindu saints for investigation, naturally, is a crime!!!

    How dare Arnab and Choudhury ask for investigation?? So they are Hindu communalists, spreading communalist agenda. So ABUSE the law and file 200 FIR’s against them to LEGALLY HARASS Arnab and Choudhury. This has been SHAMELESSLY filed by the Congress Party, a National Party of India. In India, parties woo the minority Muslim vote by genuflecting before them to get Muslim votes. They are aided and abetted by the international media like the BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post which disgustingly represent Hindus as bloodthirsty mobs committing genocide on poor helpless Muslims!!!!!

    Each political party in India goes to unimaginable depths to declare all muslim crimes as an act of sainthood; it sees all Muslim terrorists’  kidnapping and killing of policemens’ familes, as students led astray, as students requiring counselling.!!!!??!!!!! The greatest FAKE NEWS factory in the world is in India!!! It is only in India that the Minority RULES royally over the Majority.

    Please note: I am a Hindu and I am scared to even write on Muslims. You will note, I have only written on Hindus; I dare not write on Muslim egregious crimes. Do I want 200 FIR’s to be filed against me all over India, to be abused and vilified, to be targeted as a Hindu, to be removed from my job, to be marginalised and to have BBC, the New York Times, the Guardian and the Washington Post declare me as an embodiment of genocide against Muslims in India?? As a Hindu, I dare not be free in a minority obsessed  India.

    • Fight back. All these enemies of Hindus should be deported to Pakistan.. don’t indulge in sarcasm to get sympathy. Fight back to

      • Hindus in India have been brainwashed in to believing that fellow Muslims have been pampered all along the Congress rule, which unfortunately is not true. Had it been true, Indian Muslims would have been in all high places of government administration. This fear of Hindus has been further misused by the communal BJPee by taking it to the next level. By feeding them with hate, they managed to polarize the voters and win election by huge margins.

    • That said – what hypocrite you are is proved totally!! Don’t ever celebrate with the word secularism and be careful if you are lyched by a sanghi for having a Muslim friend or, co workers, don’t curse them for their misdeeds!! It’s you who have invited the trouble!! Feel pity on people like you when they come up with such elaboration which is provoking to the society and degrading to our culture!! Shame on you!!

  4. Especially in India well follows saying justice delayed justice deneyed , it’s not new thing some people says media is fourth pillar,if fourth pillar has to be acted like all is well policy ,who will showcase malice of the society ,which stinking in gutters of urban and rural India.its supernatant byproduct of past Indian communal system.arnab is one who try to shed light on such malice of the society,when people can act in spur of the moment of jungle law ,who has to act,indian courts have become stagnant stinking cess pool ,, justice delayed Justice deneyed.

  5. I had watched each of those debates and fully support Arnab. Just saying the truth is not equivalent to communalising things. The viewers are not stupid any longer. We realise the politics being played in trying to suppress the media. Shame on these stupid actresses. What good have they done for the nation?

    • Nobody seems as stupid as you!!! Arnab is a clear trash to this society and very conveniently and knowingly people like you are avoiding to justify him as a trash because they are communilising every event which is fulfilling merrily your appetite. If it was other way round and if ever he would have spoken an iota of truth, your reaction would have been just opposite!! Fake news and lie in every statement has become the new normal and quite aptly you people are getting accustomed to it to take this society into gutter! It is far better not to contribute anything if that makes injustice to your fellow citizens than what rubbish Arnab is contributing to this society!! Lost all respect for this journalist and Indian journalism – it’s fake in true sense!!

      • Calling other people stupid because they have a different viewpoint? Resorting to personal attacks because we are not fanboys of the INC? I see why a journalist like Arnab irks you so much. He hits the place where it hurts the most. The Muslim minorities have been nothing but trouble makers throughout the history of India. If you can’t see something as apparent as that then it’s you who is ignorant and not the other people.

  6. Arnab Goswami was at one time a journalist , unbiased & neutral . Of late he’s patronised the Republic channel owned by BJP leaders & supposedly paid a massive sum of Rupees one crore per month , an equivalent of how much a poor family spends in a lifetime .
    How can one expect him to be fair as he’s at the mercy of right wing fundementalist owners .
    He’s known to cleverly target & malign Muslims , Christian & Dalit in every way possible as we’ve seen repeatedly . He therefore has the liberty to brand entire communities anti national or unpatriotic just because someone criticizes the wrong policies of the government .
    Arnab is dangerous to the fundementals of democracy & instrumental in creating misunderstanding , hatred & bias amongst communities .
    He’s no more a journalist but a crooked opportunist & a petty spokesman of the right wing fundementalist party .
    A shame to independent , good , honest journalism .

  7. Arnab Goswami was a great journalist once , but now he works for Republic who pays him an exorbitant Rs 1 crore per month – an amount equalavent to a poor family’s lifetime of expenses . He’s now the spokesman of the Hindu fundementalist party . He’s compelled to target the minorities , be they Christian , Muslim or Dalit . Ofcourse he does it dubious ways by demeaning or maligning them in overt & covert ways & also by trying to paint anyone criticizing the wrong policies of the government as anti national or unpatriotic .
    This trend is very dangerous for the ideals & fundementals of a democracy .
    Arnab is no more a journalist as he’s taken to deceit & misrepresentation of facts . A shame for honest journalism .

    • After independence some create a bundle of mistake. So now people understand the reality through good and fearless journalism. Mr. Arnab Gowsamy is an high profile journalist of our country. I appreciate his guts to stand all odds.

  8. Once upon a time there were courts which could not be sold. But now they are on sale whether biggest court or smallest. I am taking about tennis court. Ha ha ha ha…

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