Mumbai police book AIB, yet again!

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/07/2017

The alacrity with which Mumbai police lodged an FIR against comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) co-founder Tanmay Bhat for its meme of a Snapchat dog filter used with a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised eyebrows. Mumbai Mirror reports that several serious cases are still languishing for want of action but police registered an FIR  against AIB for allegedly insulting the Prime Minister less than 24 hours after a complaint was lodged.                   

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The Delhi High Court has vacated the injunction order against Caravan Magazine in the 50 Crore defamation case filed by IIPM founder Arindam Chaudhuri. Chaudhari had filed the case after the magazine published an article titled "Sweet smell of success – How Arindam Chaudhuri made a fortune out of the aspirations and insecurities of India’s middle classes."                

 The crackdown on media coverage of the hospitalisation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has gone to ridiculous lengths. While journalist Harish Volvoikar, who runs GoaJunction.com, was barred from entering the Goa Assembly for alleged inaccurate reporting,  Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital, where Parrikar was admitted, issued a press statement denying all media speculation.                         

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