An FSC focus on journalists in custody . Time flies – yet it seems as if things are stuck in a terrifying time loop. It’s been over seven months since the arrest of prominent Kashmiri journalist, Fahad Shah. Shah is the editor-in-chief of The Kashmir Walla (TKW) and […]
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More delay in the release of journalist Siddique Kappan! The bail application in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case came up today and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) filed its response to the bail application and sought an adjournment as Additional Solicitor General SV Raju was to […]
Journalist Siddique Kappan was produced before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Lucknow today but, with stringent bail conditions – to get two local residents to stand surety persons with a cash bond of Rs One Lakh each – he went back to jail, while his lawyers […]
The Chief Justice of India UU Lalit asked a pertinent question about journalist Siddique Kappan, currently incarcerated in Lucknow jail on terror charges, one that should apply to all cases of journalists wrongly arrested for pursuing their professional work : Kappan, who was picked up by Uttar Pradesh […]
The Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Union Government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in) challenging the imposition of Internet Shutdowns to prevent cheating in examinations in the five states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and West […]
The Supreme Court has posted the bail application filed by journalist Siddique Kappan for final disposal on September 9, 2022. The apex court issued notice on the petition filed by Kappan, challenging the rejection of his bail application by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on […]
Journalist Siddique Kappan moved a special leave petition before the Supreme Court of India challenging the rejection of his bail plea by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. On a plea moved on his behalf by Adv Haris Beeran, a bench presided over by the Chief […]
It is unfortunate that despite living in a political democracy for 75 years, Muslim organizations today are demanding a national blasphemy law.