Journalist whose RTI query had accused AYUSH ministry of religious discrimination arrested by Delhi Police

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The Milli Gazette journalist, who reported that the AYUSH ministry was denying jobs to Muslims in an RTI query was arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday.

The AYUSH ministry has accused Sharma of fabricating an RTI reply stating that it did not recruit Muslims for jobs.

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According to news agency ANI, AYUSH Ministry had filed a formal complaint with the Delhi Police asking them to probe the alleged ‘fake’ RTI query, in which Sharma alleged that the Centre had admitted to discriminating against Muslims while sending them to foreign deployment.

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Sharma had said that he had evidence that all the RTI replies in his possession were authentic.

Ministry of Ayush had issued clarification saying the RTI reply on yoga trainers was fabricated as part of the reply published by Milli Gazette magazine was never issued by the ministry.

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According to the Milli Gazette, the RTI reply from the AYUSH ministry had said that it didn’t recruit Muslim trainers because of the government policy.

The PIB, the publicity wing of the central government, on Saturday issued a detailed clarification with the copies of what it claims were original replies issued to journalist Pushp Sharma.

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The Ministry said that it was initiating proper action in this matter.

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