Bollywood celebrities have strongly expressed their disapproval after Republic Media Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami and wife Samyabrata Ray Goswami, Editor of Republic TV, were physically attacked in the wee hours on Wednesday.
Goswami was allegedly attacked by Youth Congress goons, which has now sparked numerous debates and rage on both sides. It has reportedly tensed the political situation amid the country’s fight with coronavirus.
Many celebrities and filmmakers are reacting to the attack on the journalist. They are also commenting on the situation of free speech in the country and how attacks on journalists are becoming more common.
Controversial journalist Arnab Goswami was recently subject to violence by goons who attacked him and his wife Samya while they were on their way back from their studios at 12:15 am on Wednesday. The journalist claimed that the attack was organized by Congress and accused Sonia Gandhi of being the mastermind behind it.
This has led to a huge outcry on social media about the veracity of Goswami's claims on one hand, and on the lack of safety and blatant violence being carried out in India. An FIR has been filed against the perpetrators, who are claimed to be Youth Congress workers. The goons had attacked Arnab's vehicle and tried to break the windows. Arnab and his wife escaped unscathed.
Celebrities condemned the attack by raising their voice on Twitter. Check out the Tweets below:
This issue doesn't seem to be resolving itself anytime soon. With the Coronavirus outbreak, the pandemic, the rising communalism, crashing economy, and political uncertainty, the last thing we need is more controversy.