Proven track record ? Who said that ? You ? Arnab ? Rubika Liyaquat ? OpIndia ? The Frustrated Indian ?Yeah, so you believe someone who have a proven track record of writing made up stories vs SC.
Read this article by Dexter Filkins, a journalist with The New Yorker, about Rana and also that particular work of hers that you constantly refer to. The article has refers to Karan Thapar and others and the situation in India generally.
As said by the disreputable UP police ? Why are you being its spokesman ? The UP police first foisted charges on him and then admitted that it was wrong on at least one thing :Kappan was caught with PFI men, a bunch of radical Islamist terrorist together riding to an area that has been cordoned off because of violence. Why is everyone trying to inflame riots all of a sudden? Kappan worked for a paper run by Jamaat with notorious connection to PFI. He ain't some peacenick journo who happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
And he was heading to an area where that same UP police had done the criminal act of not only hiding the details of the Hathras crime but burning the girl's body late in the night without the permission of her family and locking up them up in their house. Quite a few Dalit and non-Dalit leaders went to Hathras too or attempted to including Priyanka Gandhi. Why hasn't UP police jailed Priyanka for going to Hathras to show empathy for the murdered girl ? Oh it did arrest her for a short while but just like Siddique it should have kept her jailed till now.Kappan was picked up by the police in Uttar Pradesh while on his way to the site of an alleged gangrape and murder of a young Dalit woman in a village called Hathras, the kind of journey all reporters make in the course of their jobs. In December 2020, the Uttar Pradesh police told the Supreme Court that Kappan – a family man of modest means – was not a journalist but only “posed” as one. But Kappan very clearly was a journalist, with a decade’s worth of reporting under his belt.
In a 5,000-word chargesheet – the kind of voluminous submissions now common when cases stand on legal quicksand – filed in April 2021, less than six months after the submission to the Supreme Court, the Uttar Pradesh police acknowledged he was indeed a journalist.
The UP police also said that Siddique wrote in sympathy of the Communists. That is a crime now ? Seriously ? So he wrote in ardent support of the right-wing PFI and the left-wing Communists.
All that cock and bull story about he traveling with PFI members, that will warm the hearts of the cannibal Hindutvadis but any sensible person - which I ask you to be - will see the truth. I quote from that article :
The government’s modus operandi to cripple Indian democracy is apparent: get the police to file cases against anyone regarded as politically inconvenient – a journalist or anyone else – make some arrests on whim and political diktat and let the cases meander through the courts.