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Shatrughan Sinha is furious over the FIR against journalist

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha minced no words while talking about the FIR registered against reporters who brought forth o public attention, the alleged data breach in Aadhar.

He even claimed that it is a form of ‘Vendetta Politics. UIDAI has filed FIR against Four people including Tribune newspaper including its reporter for breaking news about Aadhar leak. they claim that one can gain any Aadhar detail with just 500 rupees in hand.The reporter was given an ID and a password, which enabled her to access details of any Aadhaar number.

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Sinha may like to know that India last year slipped three places to 136th in the World Press Freedom Index of 180 nations, compiled by ‘Reporters Without Borders’.

UIDAI though at first denied the allegations later said that some misuse might have happened.

When it filed the FIR on Sunday, it said it respects freedom of the press, adding that it was duty bound to name everyone involved in the incident, including the reporter.
“It does not mean that those who are named in the report are necessarily guilty,” the authority said.

That explanation didn’t wash with the BJP’s Sinha.

 

The Editors Guild of India condemned UIDAI’s action, saying it was designed to “browbeat a journalist.” And Sinha congratulated the Guild for taking this stand on the issue.

He also congratulated Editors Guild for taking a strong stand on the issue.

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