Odisha govt to drop charges against Abhijit Iyer Mitra

The Odisha government on Tuesday decided to drop all charges against defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra jailed for over 40 days for cracking jokes that many felt were hurtful to Odia sentiments.

The special secretary to the Odisha government in a press release said that following Iyer-Mitra’s representation to withdraw the cases against him, the government has decided to drop the charges.

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Source – OutlookIndia

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