The OpIndia Editor Nupur J Sharma announced on Thursday (September 9) that “after the unrelenting persecution by the Mamata Banerjee government”, she has decided to move to Delhi from Kolkata.
“After the unrelenting persecution by the Mamata Banerjee government and threats received over the past few years, I have decided to move to Delhi. Staying in West Bengal under the current regime, it is next to impossible to report the truth,” read a statement issued by her.
She added, “For the safety of my family and to continue to uphold Dharma as OpIndia has been doing since its inception, me leaving my home of decades became a necessity.”
“Remember how she was pretty happy, hardly a year or two back at her daughter getting admission in her favourite school. Everything has to be redrawn and rebuilt because democracy is being saved by a maniac,” Rahul Roshan, CEO of OpIndia, posted.
Many expressed their shock and anguish over the turn of events. “Shocked that those who pretend to be its guardians have discarded #FreeSpeech — no condemnation, no letters, not a peep of protest. A journalist is being forced to leave her home, her state, to protect her family. Stay strong @UnSubtleDesi!” posted Vice-President of Delhi-based Think Tank Gautam Chikermane.
Continuing its witch-hunting process, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government had filed yet another case against news portal OpIndia Editor-in-Chief Nupur Sharma and its CEO Rahul Roushan.
The copy of the new FIR was never uploaded either on the West Bengal police’s website or CID’s website. Nupur Sharma and Rahul Roushan got to know of the FIR when they received a summons from the CID.
Later, the action in this FIR was also stayed by the Supreme Court.