In a major development, the government of India has decided to provide Y category security cover for Mr Arnab Goswami, the editor in chief of Times Group.
The decision was taken by the Home ministry following threats from Pakistan based terror groups. The intelligence Bureau had received various inputs about possible attack on Goswami. Recently Goswami has been openly questioning Pakistan and its leaders who have been sponsoring terrorism. He has also been criticizing many Indians who are speaking in the language of Pakistan demanding proof for surgical strike videos and questioning the integrity of Indian army. He even called many Pakistan supports as Paki Doves and Pseudo Liberals and directly questioned then intentions of putting politics above Nation.
Arnab Goswami and Sudhir Chaudary were two people who dared MSM journalists for supporting Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid after Anti India slogans were raised in JNU!
The Home ministry has directed the Maharashtra government to take appropriate measures as he is based in Mumbai.
The government provides two types of security, one is the position based security which is provided on the basis of position he/she holds. Second is the threat based security which is based on threat perception.
Arnab Goswami is been provided security in the second category. He will be provided Y category security which includes 20 guards and two personal security officers. Earlier Sudhir Chaudary (ZeeNews Anchorer), Umesh Kumar (Samachar plus)and Ashwini Kumar Chopra who runs Punjab Kesari and also is a Lok Sabha member from BJP had received threats for reporting and speaking against terrorism and its supporters for which they are provided securities.
It’s quite evident that Arnab Goswami is being targeted by his colleagues from other channels who are otherwise speaking against India’s tough action against Pakistan. These people in the name of Freedom of Speech are posing threat to National security.