Aayush Soni is an independent journalist based in New Delhi. His work has appeared in @guardianus, @thewire_in, @ozy, @scroll_in and many other publications.
With the removal coming just 48 hours after the Supreme Court ruling reinstated him, the opposition cries foul, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sacking the senior officer to steer clear of a corruption investigation.
The far-right's hateful campaign against a large section of Indian society has put many lives at risk, causing mental trauma, and at times, physical violence.
As India marks 71 years of Independence on August 15, its media is going through a serious crisis with voices of first-rate journalists like Karan Thapar muzzled for questioning the government.
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