Hours after Bail, Kashmiri Journalist Fahad Shah Arrested in Another Case


Shah is editor of the popular news portal, The Kashmir Walla, published from Srinagar.

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New Delhi — Hours after a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court issued bail orders of journalist Fahad Shah, the Jammu and Kashmir Police, on Saturday, arrested him in another case, thus blocking his release from jail.

The arrest came in a case registered in Shopian district of Kashmir Valley.

Before his arrest in second case, Shah’s counsel, Advocate Umair Ronga, had announced on Twitter that he has been granted interim bail by the special court as the “administration couldn’t dominate maliciously while the judiciary rescued him courageously.”

Shah is editor of the popular news portal, The Kashmir Walla, published from Srinagar. He was arrested earlier this month for, according to police, “glorifying” militancy and spreading “fake” news.

His detention caused outrage among the battered media community in Kashmir as international solidarity also poured in with global media and human rights groups appealing India to release him and stop crackdown on journalism in Kashmir.

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