The Supreme Court dealt a blow to Manish Kashyap, a YouTuber from Bihar who is currently in jail by rejected his appeal. Kashyap’s appeal opposed the application of the National Security Act (NSA) against him. He was accused of disseminating fabricated videos depicting migrant workers abused in Tamil Nadu.
A bench led by Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud stated, The state of Tamil Nadu is reported to be in a stable condition. In a recent development, a bench consisting of Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala granted Mr. Kashyap the freedom to challenge the NSA’s invocation at a suitable judicial forum, preferably in the high court.
The plea for consolidating all 19 FIRs against the individual in question and transferring them to Bihar has been rejected. The bench has declined to quash Mr. Kashyap’s detention under the NSA, stating that it cannot entertain such a petition.
According to senior advocate KapilSibal and lawyer AmitAnandTiwari, who are representing Tamil Nadu, the accused have the option to approach the Madras High Court to request the consolidation of the FIRs.
According to Mr. Sibal, the individual in question is not a journalist but rather a politician who has participated in elections in Bihar. In a recent development, the top court has reportedly rejected the arguments put forth by Kashyap’s legal counsel, who claimed that the imposition of the National Security Act (NSA) has been nullified in various instances.
Acclaimed filmmaker Mr. Kashyap was apprehended in Bihar subsequent to his surrender at the Jagdishpur police station on March 18. He was subsequently transferred to Tamil Nadu, where the National Security Act (NSA) was enforced against him in April.
The Tamil Nadu government has responded to Mr. Kashyap’s plea, stating that the multiple FIRs filed against him in the state are not politically motivated. The government claims that Mr. Kashyap disturbed “public order and national integrity” by circulating fake videos of migrant laborers being attacked in the southern state.
According to an affidavit filed by the state government, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s request to combine the FIRs filed against him has been opposed. The government argued that Kashyap cannot use his constitutional rights as a shield.
According to official sources, the state government has accused Mr. Kashyap of allegedly inciting violence between Bihari migrant laborers and the people of Tamil Nadu through the dissemination of unverified and misleading videos.
According to sources, the registration of multiple FIRs was not politically motivated, nor was it an attempt to infringe upon the constitutional rights of the accused. According to an affidavit filed by the Tamil Nadu government, the accused cannot claim protection under constitutional rights due to their alleged actions of disrupting public order and national integrity.
According to sources, the claim that multiple FIRs were registered as a complete abuse of the law process has been deemed unsustainable. According to official sources, the police in Tamil Nadu have followed due process of law in all the FIRs filed.
The authorities have claimed that Mr. Kashyap’s actions have disrupted public peace and tranquility, leading to a volatile law and order situation in the state. According to reports, a significant amount of fear and panic has been instilled among the families of migrant laborer’s.
The Tamil Nadu government, represented by lawyer Amit Anand Tiwari, was granted time by the top court to respond to Mr. Kashyap’s amended plea. The NSA was invoked against Mr. Kashyap for allegedly circulating videos.
The Youtuber who has been arrested is facing multiple FIRs, three of which have been filed in Bihar. The plea sought the consolidation of the First Information Reports (FIRs) filed against him and their transfer to his home state.
The court ordered that he be remanded in judicial custody for 15 days.
Mr. Kashyap has appealed to the Supreme Court to combine all the FIRs filed against him in Tamil Nadu with those filed in Bihar.