Kamran Yousuf’s case: Mehbooba seeks Rajnath Singh’s intervention

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday requested Union home minister Rajnath Singh to look into the case of Kamran Yousuf — a Kashmiri photojournalist — who is in the NIA custody.
“Spoke to Home Minister @rajnathsingh ji to look into Kamran Yousuf’s case. I’ve requested him to intervene so that the life of a young budding journalist does not get ruined,” Mehbooba said on Twitter.

Kamran Yusuf, a Kashmiri freelance photojournalist, was arrested by NIA in September last year on charges of stone-pelting and instigating violence. The NIA has declared Yusuf to be a threat to national security.

Yusuf’s advocate, Warisha Farasat, argued in court that the charge sheet does not show any strong evidence against the photojournalist Yousuf.

Journalist groups in Kashmir, as well as the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), are calling this an attempt to gag the media and intimidate journalists.

 

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