Qazi Shibli, journalist from south Kashmir arrested

Journalist Qazi Shibli
JK Bank

Srinagar: A local Kashmiri journalist and news editor of online news wesbite, The Kashmiriyat, Qazi Shibli, has been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police few days ago.

Mr. Shibli, a resident of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district has been detained in connection with questioning over his few tweets which included the leaking of an official order regarding the deployment of additional paramilitary troopers across Jammu and Kashmir.

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Mr. Shibli is a journalism graduate from Banglore University and has written for various local and international publications. He has been lodged at a local police station in Anantnag district.

A couple of months ago, Facebook page of The Kashmiriyat was also brought down by the controlling authorities of the social networking site.

As per the reports, Mr. Shibli has been questioned by the forces in the past too. Many locals are now apparently campaigning for his release by using the hashtag “FreeQaziShibli”.

Journalists in Jammu and Kashmir face incidents of restrictions and attacks. Pertinently, Asif Sultan, a journalist working with Kashmir Narrator is booked under anti state charges and is currently under detention.