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Kishorechandra Wangkhem

Journalist detained in India for calling state CM a Modi puppet

GUWAHATI: A television journalist has been detained for criticizing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on social media under laws intended to ensure national security, leading to protests in the capital, New Delhi. Kishorechandra Wangkhem was working for a television channel in the Manipur when he uploaded several video clips last month calling the state’s BJP chief minister, N Biren Singh, a “puppet” of the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It is nothing but a blatant abuse of the law and…