Samyabrata Ray Goswami, Senior Executive Editor of Republic Media Network in a statement expressed her concern towards the well-being of her husband and the Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network, Arnab Goswami.
She said, “With Arnab publicly disclosing threat to his life & atrocities faced in custody, law & order officers, the state & national machinery will be held responsible if any harm is inflicted upon my husband.”
In Samyabrata’s statement she further added that in the state of Maharashtra institutions that are meant to safeguard law, are the very same institutions that people today are needed to be safeguarded from. Fundamental rights are being trampled. Arnab has been subjected to assault, physical harm, and illegal arrest. All this in clear public sight yet no intervention have been met.
She appealed to the institutions that still hold truth to power and stand strong as a pillar of our democracy to take note of the misuse of power to punish a journalist who demanded accountability.
“I turn to the great institutions with hope that those in power will not remain blind or mute to the atrocity on one man, one citizen, one journalist, one news network and the free press at large, anymore.” Said Samyabrata.