Police questions Kashmiri journalist facing charges under UAPA

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Srinagar: The female photojournalist, who was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), was today questioned at Cyber Police Station and later allowed to go home.

“Since there is an FIR, questioning is part of the legal proceedings. She was questioned by the Investigating Officer (IO) concerned,” said Superintendent of Police Cyber Police Wing, Kashmir, Tahir Ashraf. “She hasn’t been detained.”

On 18 April, Masrat Zahra was booked by the Cyber Police under the UAPA and section 505 of Indian Penal Code for posting, as claimed by the police, “anti-national” content on Facebook.

Later in the day, Zahra tweeted: “I met the concerned police officials of the case and answered their questions regarding the investigation, I have not been arrested and the investigation is going. Thanks all for the support.”

The act by the police evoked sharp criticism from the international rights groups and Kashmir Press Club — demanding the police to withdraw the charges. (With inputs from KNO)

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