The is 3rd case registered against the media fraternity in last three days in Kashmir
SRINAGAR — Freelance journalist and author Gowhar Geelani has been booked by J&K Police and has registered case against him for “indulging in unlawful activities through his posts and writings on social media.”
He is a third journalist from the Kashmir Valley to be booked in the last three days.
Gowhar Geelani is a freelance journalist and author of the book ‘Kashmir: Rage and Reason.’ He has worked as Editor with Voice of Germany and appears as a commentator in various TV debates, reports Greater Kashmir.
In a statement, police said: “Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar, has received information through reliable sources that an individual namely Gowher Geelani is indulging in unlawful activities through his posts and writings on Social Media platform which are prejudicial to the national integrity, sovereignty and security of India. The unlawful activities include glorifying terrorism in Kashmir Valley, causing disaffection against the country and causing fear or alarm in the minds of public that may lead to commission of offences against public tranquility and the security of State.”
“Several complaints have also been received against the said individual for threatening and intimidation,” said the statement. A Case FIR No. 11/2020 under the relevant sections of law has been registered at Cyber Police Station Kashmir and investigation initiated,” added the statement.
The is 3rd such FIR registered against the media fraternity in last three days in Kashmir. Earlier, FIRs were registered in Cyber Police Station Srinagar and Police Station Anantnag. In those FIRs, freelance photojournalist Masrat Zahra and Peerzada Ashiq of The Hindu were booked and questioned.