Mushtaq Ganaie

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Police officers are seen in Mumbai, India, on March 23, 2020. Several journalists were recently detained or attacked amid the coronavirus lockdown in India. (AP/Rafiq Maqbool)

Journalists detained, assaulted in India during COVID-19 lockdown

On April 11, 2020, police in the Bandipora district of Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir state arrested Mushtaq Ganaie, a reporter with the English-language privately held daily Kashmir Observer, on allegations of obstructing police, violating the COVID-19 lockdown, and spreading the virus, according to Ganaie, who spoke to CPJ via phone, and a report by his…

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