Srinagar, October 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has extended the judicial remand of Journalist, Asif Sultan, till October 10. Asif Sultan, an Assistant Editor at a local magazine Kashmir Narrator, was picked up by the Indian police from his home in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on August 27.
Following concerns raised by journalist unions, Asif Sultan was presented to court on September 01 but remained in police custody for another week. The police had also seized his laptop, cell phones and other documents.
On September 8, he was sent to judicial remand till September 22 which was later extended to October 01. International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Without Borders have condemned Asif Sultan’s detention and asked the authorities to release him.
For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549