Detained Kashmir Journalist Released On Bond
A Kashmir-based journalist, who was picked up from his home in Pulwama by security forces on Thursday night, has been released on a bond, officials said.
Irfan Malik, a correspondent with the Greater Kashmir newspaper, was questioned before being released, they said.
It was not immediately known as to why he was detained.
Officials, however, said a bond is taken from those who indulge in anti-social activities.
After the government removed Jammu & Kashmir’s special status on Aug. 5, it imposed restrictions on free movement of people, prevented large gatherings, put curbs on telecom connectivity and announced closure of schools and colleges.
A few preventive detentions of individuals were also made in accordance with the provisions of the law to maintain peace, a senior official said on Friday.
A media centre was set up to enable media to cover events in the state with regular press briefings by senior officials, the officials told journalists.