Arrests over Facebook comments fan debate in India
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The International Federation of Journalists has sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling on the government to take swift action to improve the state of impunity in India. According to IFJ monitoring, 55 journalists have been killed since 2010 in India.

Indian authorities carried out several raids on the offices of nongovernmental organizations, the homes of several activists, and a newspaper office in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, and Bangalore. Human Rights Watch said the raids are part of a crackdown by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on civil society groups.

The eviction of journalists and the sealing of the entrance of one of the oldest English-language publications in the Kashmir Valley, the “Kashmir Times”, is seen as government reprisal against the paper’s editor who has spoken out in defense of press freedom.