Police in India-occupied Kashmir raid journalists’ properties over on-line threats

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Indian Police raided the properties of several journalists on Saturday in an investigation of anonymous on-line threats to around a dozen journalists in India-occupied Kashmir, a top police reputable acknowledged.

Police maintain blamed the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Resistance Entrance for the threats.

Indian Police final week registered a case below an anti-terrorism legislation after anonymous on-line threats had been posted against a dozen journalists in Kashmir.

On-line posts — accusing journalists of being collaborators with Indian security agencies — threatened staff of three Kashmir-basically basically based mostly, Delhi-backed, Indian military-backed media properties for spreading “untrue narratives”.

Five journalists affiliated with these media organisations resigned after threats, ensuing in scare among others, local journalists acknowledged.

Native journalist Sajad Ahmad Kralyari was detained for questioning at some stage within the raid, and his laptop, digicam and cell phone had been seized, the reputable rapid Reuters on condition of anonymity because he was not current to instruct to media.

The raids had been on the properties of half of a dozen journalists — along with author and author Gouhar Geelani — the reputable acknowledged.

Geelani, Kralyari and the opposite journalists might not be reached for commentary and their telephones had been switched off.

“The searches had been performed at 10 areas in Srinagar, Anantnag and Kulgam in reference to the investigation of the case connected to newest threats to journalists,” the reputable acknowledged.

The home of a licensed legit who has been representing defendants in anti-militancy cases was additionally raided.

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