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Tag: Abhijit Iyer

Abhijit Iyer's arrest not justified: Amnesty India

Bhubaneswar: Non-government organisation, Amnesty India has come out in support of journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, arrested over derogatory remarks on the Konark Sun Temple and comments against Odisha MLAs. In a tweet, the NGO said that Odisha govt must release Mitra as a criminal case for such conduct is not justified. “The Odisha govt must release […]

Abhijit Iyer’s bail plea rejected, sent to Nimapara sub-jail

Bhubaneswar: The Konark Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra who was arrested by the Commissionerate Police on October 24 for making derogatory remarks on Odisha and Konark Sun Temple. After rejection of bail plea, Mitra has been sent to Nimapara sub-jail where he will […]

Abhijit-Iyer-Odisha remand and twitter details
Abhijit Iyer directed to file affidavit & appear before House Committee on Nov 2

Bhubaneshwar: The State Assembly House Committee today sought an affidavit from Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra in connection with his derogatory remarks on Odisha, Konark Sun Temple and the State MLAs. The decision was taken following a meeting of the House committee chaired by Narasingha Mishra in presence of other members of the panel after Iyer deposed before […]

House Committee to ask Abhijit Iyer to depose on October 11

Bhubaneswar: The House Committee formed by the Odisha Assembly today decided to issue a notice to journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra over his alleged derogatory remarks against Odisha asking him to depose on October 11. Following the House Committee meeting, Leader of Opposition and chairman of the committee Narasingha Mishra said Iyer will be asked to […]

Abhijit Iyer is inconsequential, Naveen personally taking interest to embarrass Jay Panda: National media

Bhubaneswar: The recent arrest of journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra by Odisha police in New Delhi on charges of making derogatory statements about Odisha and Konark Sun Temple has landed the Odisha government in the firing line with journalists across the spectrum criticising such high handedness. The turn of events that led to the arrest of […]

Abhijit Iyer row: Role of Odisha Police questioned after original FIR found distorted

Puri: Amid the ongoing controversy over journalist Abhijit Iyer making derogatory remarks on Konark Sun Temple, questions are now been raised on the role of Odisha Police after the preliminary FIR lodged in connection with the case was found altered. According to sources, one, Bimbadhar Beura in his FIR against Iyer at Konark Police Station […]

Abhijit Iyer’s derogatory remarks on Odisha draw flak

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s derogatory remarks on Odisha have drawn intense criticism. Mitra was criticised for a tweet which he had tweeted on November 16, 2017, and in which the scribe wrote: “Odisha was discovered by Bengali explorers, who called it “OriShala!!! And it was named Orissa”. He also wrote that Jagannath temple was […]