Recently, the Odisha assembly had moved a motion to excuse Abhijit Iyer Mithra for making derogatory comments against the state.
On Friday night, Abhijit Iyer-Mitra's health deteriorated and he had to be admitted to hospital.
On October 24, the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police arrested him in connection with a criminal case filed for his tweets in 2017
When we become selective with free speech, we give the State a direct pathway to suppress our rights
Wake up and smell the coffee. Today it is Abhijit Iyer, tomorrow it could be you and I
Denying him bail and 14 days judicial custody for mere sarcastic tweets hints of state excess on a private citizen