KJA condemns arrest of Urdu daily editor

KJA condemns arrest of Urdu daily editor

Srinagar: The Kashmir Journalists Association (KJA) on Tuesday condemned the arrest of editor Daily Aafaq, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri by the police in a midnight raid from his residence.
In a statement, KJA has termed the arrest of Qadri in a 28-year-old case an attack on press freedom in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The arrest has come at a time when the press freedom is under severe and sustained attack in the Valley,” it said, adding: Already a journalist Asif Sultan is languishing in jail since 2018 and the fresh arrest of a senior journalist is aimed at intimidating journalist fraternity.
The JKA appealed to the Governor Satya Pal Malik to intervene so that the senior editor is set free.