Citizenship Amendment Act

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Indian police arrest journalist Sharjeel Usmani in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi, July 15, 2020 — Uttar Pradesh authorities must immediately release Sharjeel Usmani and drop any charges filed against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 8, anti-terror police officers in Azamgarh, a city in Uttar Pradesh state, arrested Usmani, a freelance reporter and writer at the news collective Maktoob, while…

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A journalist photographs soldiers patrolling a street following riots in New Delhi, India, on February 27, 2020. At least a dozen journalists were attacked or harassed covering the riots. (AP/Altaf Qadri)

Journalists harassed, attacked while covering Delhi riots

More than a dozen journalists were harassed or physically attacked while covering riots that broke out in northeast Delhi in late February 2020, according to news reports and journalists and their colleagues, who spoke to CPJ.

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Demonstrators opposing a new citizenship law throw pieces of bricks towards riot police and those supporting the law during a clash in New Delhi, India, on February 24, 2020. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in India

Also available in हिंदी में and اردو میں Demonstrations are continuing across India following the introduction of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December 2019, as reported by The Guardian. Violence has escalated with at least four people killed yesterday, and at least 10 people killed and over 150 injured today, according to news…

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Women form a human shield to protect Shaheen Abdulla, a journalist with news website Maktoob Media, from police wielding batons at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India, on December 15, 2019. Journalists have been attacked in cities across India while covering recent protests. (Ghulam Hussain via Reuters)

Journalists beaten, detained while covering protests in cities across India

Beginning in December 2019, hundreds of thousands of people across India protested against new laws that they allege discriminate against Muslims in the country, according to news reports. Demonstrators and police attacked journalists covering the protests, and authorities detained reporters covering them, according to news reports and journalists who spoke to CPJ.

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