Jammu and Kashmir

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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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Credit: Provided by Qazi Shibli's family

Kashmir police raid homes of journalist Qazi Shibli and his family members

Washington, D.C., August 6, 2021– Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir should cease harassing journalist Qazi Shibli and allow him to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At approximately 1:00 a.m. on August 5, police raided the home of Shibli, editor of the news website The Kashmiriyat, in Anantnag city in central…

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Kashmir police threaten investigations into The Wire news website

Washington, D.C., July 6, 2021– Police in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir should cease harassing journalist Siddharth Varadarajan and The Wire, and allow journalists to report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 3, the police headquarters of the Kashmir zone issued a legal notice to Varadarajan, editor-in-chief of the independent news website…

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Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigations into 3 journalists

New Delhi, February 22, 2021 — Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir must drop their investigations into the work of journalists Yashraj Sharma, Mir Junaid, and Sajad Gul, and allow them to report without interference, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On January 30, police in the state opened criminal investigations into Sharma, a…

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Jammu and Kashmir authorities detain journalist and editor Qazi Shibli

New Delhi, August 1, 2020 — Jammu and Kashmir police must immediately release Qazi Shibli, editor of news website The Kashmiriyat, from custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Shibli was detained at the Shergarh police station in Srinagar yesterday after questioning by the police’s cybercrime division, according to news reports and a member…

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Police officers are seen Srinagar, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state, on March 31, 2020. Jammu and Kashmir police recently launched an investigation into journalist Gowhar Geelani. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigation into journalist Gowhar Geelani

New Delhi, April 22, 2020 — Authorities in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir should stop harassing journalists with police investigations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Kashimiri photojournalist Masrat Zahra. (Masrat Zahra)

Jammu and Kashmir police launch investigations into 2 journalists

New Delhi, April 20, 2020 — Authorities in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir must immediately stop harassing journalists Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq, and let them report freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalists protest against restrictions of the internet and mobile phone networks at the Kashmir Press Club in Srinagar in October 2019. Jammu and Kashmir police have questioned three journalists this month, and internet access has yet to be fully restored. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

Jammu and Kashmir police question three journalists amid social media ban

New Delhi, February 19, 2020—Jammu and Kashmir police have summoned three journalists this month, including photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was questioned about social media activity, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. In January, after a lengthy communications shutdown in the region, the Indian government restored access to under 1500 “white-listed” websites, not including social…

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Indian security personnel stop people during restrictions in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state, on August 5, 2019. Indian authorities that day blocked the internet and communications networks in the region. (Reuters/Danish Ismail)

CPJ calls on India to ensure access to internet and communications services in Kashmir

New York, August 5, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at reports of a communication blackout and the arrest of a journalist in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state amid an escalating political crisis.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, on June 12, 2019. India's National Investigation Agency questioned Greater Kashmir editor Fayaz Kaloo for six days in early July. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Indian investigative agency questions Greater Kashmir editor Fayaz Kaloo for 6 days

New Delhi, July 9, 2019–Indian authorities should stop harassing journalists and employees of the Greater Kashmir newspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Fayaz Kaloo, the editor-in-chief of the privately owned newspaper–one of the leading dailies in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state–was questioned for nearly a week by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA), according…

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