Nearly 400 journalists and civil society members call for release of imprisoned Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan
Recent articles in Kashmir (India)

Dozens of local journalists were included in lists allegedly identifying them as “anti-Hindu” or as “Indian agents”. Because of this, several reporters in the list faced police investigations and attacks while performing their duties.

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.