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Kerala police register FIR against Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary

It is under non-bailable sections.

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MUMBAI: Zee News editor-in-chief and anchor Sudhir Chaudhary has been booked by the Kerala police under non-bailable sections for offending the Muslim community.

The FIR in Malayalam language says: “On 11 March 2020, Zee News TV channel broadcast DNA programme. The accused presented a programme that is offending the Muslim religion.”

While sharing a copy of the FIR, Chaudhary sarcastically tweeted, “Here’s my Pulitzer Prize for reporting the truth. Sharing the citation- an FIR filed against me by the Kerala police under non-bailable sections.”

Sudhir Chaudhary hosts a prime-time show called Daily News Analysis (DNA), during which he analyses a news topic that has been buzzing through the day. On 11 March, the TV anchor ran a show explaining the types of 'jihads' in the Muslim community, which is the likely cause behind the FIR. 

Chaudhary also stated that these tactics won’t restrain him from taking a stand. He went on to add that filing FIRs based on religion is the new way to "threaten journalists."

Recently, Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was booked by the Mumbai police for disturbing communal harmony, while doing a debate show on the Bandra migrants' protests.

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