The Editors Guild of India has expressed concern over the conduct of Jammu and Kashmir Police together with Srinagar freelance photograph journalist Masrat Jahra and 'The Hindu' reporter Pirzada Ashik. The guild has demanded the withdrawal of instances filed towards these two. Police have registered an FIR towards him on a report by Pirzada, whereas a case has been registered towards Masrat below the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). In an announcement, the Editors Guild mentioned that it’s an abuse of rights to publish one thing in mainstream media or to take such motion on a post on social media. Its sole objective could also be to create terror amongst journalists. <! –
According to the guild, additionally it is an oblique option to threaten journalists in the remainder of the nation.
'UAPA mistaken for posting factual pictures'
The guild calls for that each journalists of Kashmir shouldn’t be harmed and harassed. If the federal government has a criticism about their report, then there are normal methods to cope with it. A UAPA regulation coping with terrorists can’t be imposed by merely placing factual pictures on social media. As for the reporter of 'The Hindu', the editor of the newspaper may have complained.
Kashmir Press Club has additionally criticized the police motion
Earlier, Kashmir Press Club had written letters to Home Minister Amit Shah, Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu and DGP Dilbag Singh, asking to not disturb Masrat. The assertion issued by the press membership mentioned, "Journalism has never been easier in Kashmir. The challenges and difficulties for journalists have increased manifold since 5 August 2019. Journalists were called to the police station even during the Kovid-19 epidemic. Is and they are questioned about their news. There have also been cases where journalists were harassed for going for reporting. On April 19, the police made an amount A senior journalist (Pirzada Ashiq), who works for the national daily, was called by verbal orders and inquired about the so-called false facts in one of his reports. Asked to appear before a police officer from far Anantnag. "