Case of criminal conspiracy booked against journalist who broke the roti and salt story

A video that showed UP’s children eating chappatis with salt as their mid-day meal took the internet by the storm and the journalist Pawan Jaiswal who reported the incident has been booked for a case of criminal conspiracy.

Jaiswal along with two more people who alerted him of the act, including the representative of the concerned village, have been booked for “cooking up” the story and for “putting forth wrong facts”. The shocking part about the the case was that it was filed despite the district magistrate suspending two people after the allegations were found to be true.

The video showed around 100 students of a government primary school in Mirzapur district’s Siyur village who were only served a paltry meal of salt and roti.

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath had also ordered a probe in the matter.

Journalists in Varanasi have been protesting against the action.

In Shamli district of west UP, too, journalists have been targeted by administration lately and have been on dharna for the past few days.

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