The Delhi government is planning to file criminal cases against TV channels for allegedly tampering videos of Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU) February 9 event.
The move comes after the forensic lab report found that of the seven video clippings, two were doctored.
“The lab report confirms that videos were tampered. Words such as ‘Bandook’, ‘sher ke bacche’ and ‘Hurriyat ke Javan’ were later inserted in the video. The media houses which did this will face criminal charges,” said
sources in the Delhi government.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
Another reason is that the Aam Adami Party (AAP) government is convinced that the JNU incident cannot be a sedition case.
The Delhi government’s probe report has even given a clean chit to the arrested JNU students.
Now, the government is exploring its options and meanwhile has sought an opinion from the law department.
Students from other Universities extended their support to JNU
Even those new channels which aired the doctored videos will face a criminal case.
Many videos surfaced since the JNU row broke out. It also led to the arrest of JNU Students’ Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya on charges of sedition.