By Muslim Mirror Staff
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a Washington-based media watchdog, on Saturday called on the Indian government to release Sajad Gul, a journalist who was arrested after he posted a video of a family shouting anti-India slogans after their kin was killed in an operation carried out by security forces in Srinagar.
Gul, a student of journalism was working for The Kashmir Walla as a trainee reporter. He was charged under sections 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 505B (fear or alarm to the public) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.
#Kashmir: CPJ is deeply disturbed by reports that Kashmiri journalist @SajadGUL_ was arrested days after posting a video of a protest on social media. Authorities must immediately release Gul and drop their investigations related to his journalistic work.https://t.co/PuaSpMRZwh https://t.co/fR9Qof29eI
— CPJ Asia (@CPJAsia) January 7, 2022
The video posted by him was related to a protest by the family of Salim Parray who was killed on Monday in Harwan area on the outskirts of Srinagar. Authorities said that he was linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Reacting to Sajjad Gul’s arrest, CPJ said that authorities must immediately release him and drop their investigations related to his journalistic work.