Wednesday, June 19, 2024

OpIndia CEO, editor booked in Tamil Nadu for spreading fake news

A case has been registered in Tamil Nadu against Rahul Roushan, CEO of right wing propaganda website OpIndia and it’s Editor Nupur J Sharma for spreading fake news and creating a sense of fear among migrant workers in Tamil Nadu

A case has been registered in Tamil Nadu against Rahul Roushan, CEO of right wing propaganda website OpIndia and it’s Editor Nupur J Sharma for spreading fake news and creating a sense of fear among migrant workers in Tamil Nadu.

According to a police release, Thiruninravur Police Station in Avadi has registered a case based on the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) IT wing member Suryaprakash’s complaint seeking action against the website CEO and editor.

The complainant said that the fake news links of the Hindutva propaganda website have been widely circulated in various social media including Twitter. This may cause disruption to public tranquillity, he said.

The case comes after factchecker Mohammed Zubair has called out several Hindutva handles including OpIndia for spreading rumors about migrant labourers being attacked in the southern state.

Two days ago, Tamil Nadu police have filed a case against Bharatiya Janata Party state chief K Annamalai on charges of inciting violence and promoting enmity between groups after he allegedly spread “false propaganda” against the State government with regard to migrant labourers from north India.

The CCB has filed a case under four sections of 153, 153A(1)(a), 505(1)(b), and 505(1)(c) of the Indian Penal Code for promoting disharmony, enmity or feelings of hatred between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, and language. 

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