Finally! After 850days in custody in jails in Uttar Pradesh for the “crime” of traveling to cover a ghastly and tragic crime of the gang-rape and death of a dalit woman in Hathras, Siddique Kappan walks out to freedom. Charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) […]
Manan Dar, photojournalist from Kashmir, has secured bail after more than 14 months in jail. He was arrested on terror charges under the draconian UAPA but Additional Sessions Judge Shailender Malik said the allegation made by the NIA “does not appear to be cogent and true”. The order […]
Justice DK Singh of Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has granted bail to journalist Siddique Kappan in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) . He said that there was no case made out that Kappan was part of any […]
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 […]
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 […]
His latest report was on the impact of smoke and ashes from the factories in the Girdih district of Jharkhand. Rupesh reported how factories in the area had led to health disasters in the area. By Vishad Kumar (Republished from GauriLakeshNews with permission) Jharkhand Police has arrested independent journalist […]
A sharp rise in criminal cases lodged against journalists in India for their work, with a majority of cases in BJP-ruled states, has contributed to the deterioration in the climate for free speech in India.
Clear that the arrest and detention of Kanojia is politically motivated and driven by vendetta. It fits a larger pattern of Uttar Pradesh administration attempting to silence dissenting voices.