This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrutiny is only fair, since we constantly scrutinise everyone else, from politicians to police, writes Ruben Banerjee.
Prof Shoma Sen was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, as were activists Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhawale, and lawyer Surendra Gadling as part of the police probe into the violence at Bhima-Koregaon.
The Bombay HC made the observation while refusing to grant interim protection from arrest to a woman who had allegedly made offensive remarks on Twitter against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.
The signatories to the new letter include Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi, actor Kangana Ranaut, classical dancer and Member of Parliament Sonal Mansingh, and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar among others.