PATNA: Bihar’s controversial YouTuber, Manish Kashyap, who has been embroiled in a series of controversies for spreading fake news on his YouTube channel, has received another major setback. Kashyap has been sentenced to 11 months in jail under the National Security Act (NSA) by the Tamil Nadu government, following its approval by Governor Ravindra Narayan Ravi. The imposition of NSA comes as a consequence of Kashyap’s alleged involvement in spreading misinformation through a viral video depicting the assault of Biharis in Tamil Nadu.
Governor Ravindra Narayan Ravi issued an order on May 6, confirming the imposition of NSA on Manish Kashyap. A notification based on the Governor’s order has been released, specifying that the NSA will remain in effect for a total of 12 months, subjecting Kashyap to 11 months of incarceration in Tamil Nadu.
Following the notification, Kashyap is now required to serve the remaining 11 months of his sentence within Tamil Nadu’s prison system. The Tamil Nadu government had initially imposed the NSA on Kashyap on April 5, and he has already spent close to a month in jail since then. The decision to extend his confinement for an additional 10 months further compounds his legal predicament.
Manish Kashyap faced multiple charges related to spreading fake news, primarily stemming from his viral video that portrayed the alleged beating of Biharis in Tamil Nadu. Law enforcement authorities in Tamil Nadu registered a total of 13 cases against Kashyap in connection with these incidents. The imposition of NSA against him is a consequence of these charges and marks a significant development in his legal battle.
With the imposition of the National Security Act on YouTuber Manish Kashyap, the Tamil Nadu government has taken a firm stance against the spread of fake news and misinformation. Kashyap’s 11-month jail term serves as a reminder of the consequences that individuals may face for their involvement in disseminating false information and inciting social unrest. This decision is likely to serve as a deterrent to those who engage in the production and dissemination of misleading content on digital platforms.