Journalist Pushp Sharma whose report had claimed AYUSH ministry was ‘denying’ jobs to Muslims based on a RTI query has been picked up by Delhi Police for questioning.
Journalist Pushp Sharma whose report had claimed AYUSH ministry ‘denying’ jobs to Muslims based on a RTI query has been picked up by Delhi Police for questioning.
The AYUSH ministry had filed a formal complaint with Delhi Police asking them to probe the alleged ”fake” RTI query.
Sharma’s story published by The Milli Gazette, and picked up by news outlets, said that as per government policy, AYUSH Ministry did not recruit any Muslim as Yoga trainer.
The Milli Gazette issue a statement on its Facebook page:
A police force claiming to be from Kotla Mubarakpur police station in New Delhi picked up journalist Pushp Sharma from his home in Lajpat Nagar at around 6:30 pm today.
Apparently, Pushp Sharma has been arrested in connection with his story published by The Milli Gazette and other media outlets, portals and channels about an RTI reply received from the AYUSH Ministry saying that as per government policy, it did not recruit any Muslim as Yoga trainer. The AYUSH Ministry claimed the said RTI reply was fake but the journalist stood his ground saying that reply came to him from the said ministry.”
The Department of Indian Medicine and Homeopathy (ISM&H) was created in March 1995 and renamed as Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) in November 2003. (indiatoday)