AAP attempting to muzzle voice of media in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal
CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Friday accused the AAP authorities in Punjab of attempting to muzzle the voice of media ever because it assumed energy.
“The federal government has registered false circumstances in opposition to journalists moreover banning internet channels and even stopping commercials to publications which refused to relay its propaganda,” he stated.
“It has additionally proceeded in opposition to artists, academicians and intellectuals. The SAD will do its utmost to protect the liberty of the press and democratic values and warns the AAP authorities to not trample upon civil rights on this method.”
Reacting to summoning of Managing Editor of the Ajit newspaper, Barjinder Singh Hamdard, Badal stated the act of summoning of Hamdard by the state Vigilance Bureau was a “brazen act of an influence drunk Chief Minister who wished to actual revenge in opposition to the him for his principled stand on freedom of the press”.
In an announcement right here, the SAD President expressed solidarity with Hamdard and stated the Akali Dal would do its utmost to defend the voice of the media in Punjab.
Asserting that the intimidation of Hamdard had shocked Punjabis worldwide, Badal stated the Chief Minister first stopped commercials to the Ajit newspaper. “Then it began intimidating functionaries of the Ajit and now it has stooped right down to persecuting its Managing Director. That is the peak of vendetta politics and is completely unacceptable in a democracy.”