KJA condemns arrest of senior editor

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Srinagar

Kashmir Journalists Association has condemned the arrest of editor Daily Aafaq, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri by police in a midnight raid from his residence.

Senior Editor Ghulam Jeelani Qadri with his colleagues outside the Srinagar court after the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Gowhar Majeed Dalal granted him bail on June 25, 2019. KL Image

KJA has termed the arrest of Qadri in a 28-year-old case an attack on press freedom in Jammu and Kashmir. The arrest has come at a time when the press freedom is under severe and sustained attack in the Valley.

“Already a journalist Asif Sultan is languishing in jail since 2018 and the fresh arrest of a senior journalist is aimed at intimidating journalist fraternity,” said the statement.

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