Protests In Delhi Demanding Release Of Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan

Siddique Kappan and three others had been arrested by the Mathura police in Uttar Pradesh. (File)

New Delhi:

Members of varied journalist unions staged an indication outdoors the Press Club of India (PCI) in Delhi as we speak demanding instant launch of Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan who has been charged by the Uttar Pradesh Police with terror offences.

“Today, we have organised this programme to mark completion of one year of Kappan being in jail. He was arrested even before going to the spot. Till date he is behind bars. We are fighting for free media. There should be no curb on media if someone is going on a spot to report,” mentioned PCI president Umakant Lakhera.

“Spot and investigative reporting is dying day by day. We are appealing to the highest judiciary of the country to release Kappan and to quash the charges against him,” he added.

Members of the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ), PCI and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) joined the protest.

Siddique Kappan and three others had been arrested by the Mathura police in Uttar Pradesh on October 5 final 12 months after they had been on their method to a village in Hathras to satisfy the members of the family of a Dalit lady who had died after being gang-raped.

The 4 had been arrested on the apprehension of inflicting a breach of peace, however had been later slapped with stringent expenses of sedition and being concerned in varied terror offences.

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