Case Against Journalists For Story On UP Event


College students attend the occasion at their faculty for the Uttar Pradesh basis day.


  • Case filed in opposition to three journalists in Kanpur Dehat district
  • Journalists weren’t even current on the occasion, mentioned an official
  • All of the visitors on the occasion will be seen clad in winter put on


Three journalists in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have been accused of “public mischief” and “legal intimidation” in a primary info report (FIR) filed in opposition to them over a information report, which alleged that a number of authorities faculty college students “shivered in biting chilly whereas authorities officers had been busy with an occasion” final week.

The journalists in Kanpur Dehat district, 170 km from state capital Lucknow, work for the native TV channel that aired the information report. In his police grievance, Sunil Dutt, the district Fundamental Schooling Officer, has alleged the journalists weren’t even current on the occasion, and but they “misrepresented the ‘yoga and train’ programme that was carried out on Sunday to mark “UP Diwas” or the state’s basis day.

Visuals from the programme, attended by the district Justice of the Peace, a state minister and native MLAs present the youngsters in what seems to be their summer time uniform, holding toy weapons.


College students will be seen performing a yoga asana.

One other clip reveals them in a room, performing workout routines. A 3rd clip, additionally shot indoors, reveals them performing the “head stand” or ‘shirshasana’ of their summer time uniform.

All of the visitors on the occasion will be seen clad in winter put on.

Nonetheless, as per the UP official’s grievance, the youngsters had been made to take off their winter put on just for the workout routines.


“It’s well-known that yoga and bodily workout routines can’t be carried out in winter put on and requires free clothes. Native training officers adopted this, and made the youngsters take off their winter clothes and put on free and lightweight garments for the workout routines after which all the youngsters instantly placed on their winter put on once more,” the grievance reads.

A day after the occasion, a scholar who reportedly took half within the occasion, informed reporters {that a} native trainer requested them to vary their costume for the workout routines. “We went to the venue carrying trousers, and a jacket and adjusted there,” the coed mentioned within the interview.

“I’m very pained to see that some journalists, who weren’t even there, have revealed information that the youngsters had been shivering within the chilly. You’ll be able to see {that a} youngster who performs Yoga can not do it carrying a sweater or a coat or a pant. These kids have carried out very nicely , I recognize them . Those that have carried this report… we’re taking a look at who has completed it,” Kanpur dehat district Justice of the Peace Dinesh Chandra Singh mentioned on the day of the occasion.


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