Fahad Shah, editor of reports portal, The Kashmir Walla, has been arrested for sharing “anti-national” content material on social media, a police spokesman stated.
In a press release, police stated the social media posts by Fahad Shah “tantamount to glorify terrorist actions and aspiring to create concern among the many public to disturb regulation and order”.
“In the course of the course of the investigation, one accused, recognized as Fahad Shah, was arrested. The accused is on police remand. The investigation into the matter is underneath means,” stated police.
Mehbooba Mufti, former J&Okay chief minister, condemned the journalist’s arrest.
“Standing up for the reality is deemed anti nationwide. Exhibiting the mirror to a deeply illiberal & authoritarian authorities can be anti nationwide. Fahad’s journalistic work speaks for itself & depicts the bottom actuality unpalatable to GOI. What number of Fahad’s will you arrest?” tweeted Ms Mufti.
Police, nonetheless, has stated that the information portal has been importing content material with legal intent.
“Some Fb customers and portals have been importing anti-national content material together with pictures, movies and posts with legal intention to create concern among the many public and the content material so uploaded can provoke the general public to disturb regulation and order,” stated the police.
“Importing such posts tantamount to glorifying the terrorist actions and inflicting dent to the picture of regulation implementing companies moreover inflicting ill-will and disaffection towards the nation,” the assertion stated.