Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday demanded sedition charges be initiated against channels, that broadcast doctored videos of JNU students.
Speaking during the sedition debate in Ranjya Sabha, Azad said he favoured strictest of action against those who had chanted anti-India slogans. He said that harassing innocents was not acceptable.
He said, “Channels must be booked under sedition. Did a reporter from Zee not resign. Did he not say that Pakistan Zindabad slogan was not there in the video? Did we shut down the channel? No. Because that channel too is a part of the ruling party.”
Earlier this week, a producer working for Zee News had resigned alleging that the channel promoted manufactured agenda in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The channel, later in a release mailed to jantakareporter.com, had denied these allegations saying it stood for fair journalism.
Azad accused the central government of protecting the BJP MLA, OP Sharma and lawyers ‘affiliated to the BJP’ who had assaulted people including journalists at Patiala House Court on 15 February.