Shocked by casual manner in which Kashmiri journalists are routinely detained, says Editors Guild
The Editors Guild of India on Monday expressed shock at the “casual manner” in which editors of Kashmir-based publications are detained for their reporting or editorials. The Guild was mainly referring to the recent detention of the editor and a journalist from The Kashmir Walla.
The Indian Army had on January 30 filed a first information report against The Kashmir Walla’s Editor-in-Chief Fahad Shah and Assistant Editor Yashraj Sharma for a news report, published on January 27, about its personnel allegedly forcing a school in Shopian district to hold a Republic Day event.
In a statement, the Guild said that Shah was released after being detained for several hours. The statement said that it was the third time that Shah was detained for his writings. “His is not the only case,” it said….