Journalist Rana Ayyub gets UP Police warning ahead of Ayodhya verdict
In its first crackdown on journalists on the social media ahead of the much-awaited final Ayodhya verdict, the Uttar Pradesh Police served a stern notice to the well-known journalist Rana Ayyub through the 'Amethi Police' Twitter handle.
New York-based journalist Rana Ayyub had tweeted on Wednesday:
Tomorrow is a big day for India. The Babri Masjid, a monument of faith for Indian muslims was demolished on 6th Dec 1992 by those in power today. It changed my life and a generation of Muslims who were 'othered' overnight. I hope my country does not disappoint me tomorrow.— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) November 8, 2019
Ayyub's comments were re-tweeted 1,464 times while the Amethi police warning was re-tweeted 2,260 times.
Rana Ayyub is a well-known journalist working for several foreign publications. She shot to fame with her controversial book Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up based on the 2002 Gujarat riots.