Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, have raided the homes of several prominent journalists and authors in connection with an investigation into the funding of the news website NewsClick. Officials are reportedly investigating allegations that NewsClick got illegal funds from China – a charge it denies. Started in 2009, NewsClick is an independent news and current affairs website which is known to be critical of the government. Among those who have been reportedly raided on Tuesday are the website’s editor Prabir Purkayastha, journalists Abhisar Sharma, Aunindyo Chakravarty and Bhasha Singh, popular satirist Sanjay Rajoura and historian Sohail Hashmi. A vocal critic of the government, Mr Rajoura has worked on satirical videos for NewsClick in the past.
Source: Nigerian Tribune October 03, 2023 12:37 UTC