Asif’s continued incarceration reflects stifled voice of press freedom in Kashmir: KWJA

Asif’s continued incarceration reflects stifled voice of press freedom in Kashmir: KWJA

Srinagar: Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) on World Press Freedom Day said it has joined in calls from local and international journalist bodies for release of incarcerated Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan. Aasif is currently detained at the Central Jail Srinagar from past nine months. A statement issued by KWJA here said: Aasif’s continued incarceration reflects […]

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Bring evidence of charges against Asif Sultan: Counsel tells prosecution

Srinagar: A trial court at Srinagar Wednesday heard partial arguments on the charges framed against journalist Asif Sultan and other nine accused in a case involving allegations of “hatching criminal conspiracy, harbouring militant and giving support to the proscribed militant organisation”. The TADA court after hearing the partial arguments from defence counsel Abdullah Pandith called […]

Militancy-related charges against Asif Sultan further undermines press freedom in Kashmir: CPJ

Militancy-related charges against Asif Sultan further undermines press freedom in Kashmir: CPJ

New York: The Committee to Protect Journalists has called upon the Jammu and Kashmir police to immediately cease all legal proceedings against journalist Aasif Sultan and release him from jail after local news outlets reported that formal charges were filed against him on Thursday. Sultan, along with nine other individuals, has been charged with harbouring […]