Hindustan Times

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Jammu and Kashmir police assault journalists covering religious procession

New Delhi, August 17, 2021 – Authorities in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir should investigate the recent police attacks on journalists in the city of Srinagar and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. This afternoon, police officers attacked a group of journalists covering a procession in Srinagar marking Muharram, the…

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Photojournalist Nisar ul Haq, who was among four journalists injured by pellet-gun fire from Indian security forces on January 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Nisar ul Haq)

Four Kashmiri photojournalists hit by pellet-gun fire from Indian security forces

New Delhi, January 23, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state to fully investigate an incident yesterday in which four photojournalists were hit by pellet-gun fire from security forces in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state. The journalists were hit while covering a clash between protesters and security forces…

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Delhi police, student activists beat journalists

Police and student activists beat at least eight journalists covering fighting between rival student groups at Delhi University’s Ramjas College on February 22, 2017, according to media reports and journalists speaking to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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A man reads a newspaper in front of closed shops along the roadside in Delhi, India, on October 10, 2014. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Indian businesses exert financial muscle to control press

In the late summer of 2014, Indian freelance journalist Keya Acharya found herself embroiled in her own version of the War of the Roses. That August, Acharya was forced to respond to a nine-page legal notice demanding that she pay a staggering 1 billion rupees ($16.3 million) to a company whose owner was upset about…

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