Nai Dunia labels DU Prof Nandini Sundar ‘Maoist activist’, Dainik Jagran published the same report on its website

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Nai Dunia, published by Jagran Praskahan that also publishes Dainik Jagran, termed DU Professor Nandini Sundar as a “Maoist activist” in its headline today. The report was also published on Dainik Jagran‘s website

While reporting a story on how the Supreme Court on Tuesday had asked the Chhattisgarh government to inform it of the developments and current investigation status in the first information report filed against Sundar, the article termed her as a “DU Professor” and a “Maoist activist.”

Does the news portal know something that the authorities don’t, or was this simply just another smear campaign?

The Chhattisgarh police had earlier registered an FIR against Sundar and others in November 2015 for an alleged criminal conspiracy and murder of a tribal man in Sukma district of the stateThe others accused in the case include JNU professor Archana Prasad, political activists Vineet Tiwari and Sanjay Parate. 

NDTV reports that a “bench of Justices M B Lokur, S A Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta issued notice to Chhattisgarh government and sought its response on the plea filed by Ms Sundar in three weeks”.

In her plea, Sundar had asked for the deletion of her name from the FIR stating that the Chhattisgarh government has done nothing in the case registered against her in the past two years. “She said that they have not been questioned even once in past two years,” the report says.