Police violence against journalists covering protests in India
Recent articles in India

Authorities are using sedition and counterterrorism laws to arrest activists and silence dissent.

In a letter addressed to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Committee to Protect Journalists joined 397 writers, academics, and civil society members in calling for the release of Kashmiri journalist Aasif Sultan, who has been imprisoned for two years. He was charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act for his alleged complicity in “harboring known terrorists.”

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) recorded 15 cases of police and judicial harassment of Indian journalists in the past month in connection with their coverage of COVID-19 and the government’s response to the public health crisis.