According to the joint statement by EGI President Seema Mustafa and others, the Editors Guild of India is deeply disturbed by the reports of inhuman treatment being meted out to journalist Siddique Kappan.
Sakib a B.Sc student at Kalyani University, West Bengal and Kamal a labourer working as a mason and driver and others were allegedly planning “anti-national/terrorist” activities at several locations in India.
The arrest of a journalist en route to Hathras has unveiled the draconian features of the Act, under which anyone can be arrested for a period of six months without any proof of anti-national activities. It raises serious questions about violation of human rights.
The Patiala House Court, Delhi has sent Jawaharlal Nehru University alumnus leader Umar Khalid to 14 days judicial custody in a case related to communal violence in north-east Delhi in February. Along with this, the Court directed the jail authorities to provide him adequate security.
The Supreme Court yesterday granted bail to a man accused of aiding the escape of a terror suspect when the bench found that the man had not been named in the FIR. While not interfering in the progress of the main investigation, the top court set aside this order of the Rajasthan High Court.
The Delhi Court allowed 10 days police custody under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities Prevention Act sought by Delhi Police stating that he has to be confronted with data of more than 11 Lakh pages, Umar Khalid was presented before the magistrate today after his arrest yesterday.
The Delhi High Court bench while hearing the petition filed highlighting the recent incidents of children committing suicides, or going into depression refused to entertain a PIL seeking formulation of policy protecting children from online game addiction.