Kashmir Walla editor Fahad Shah arrested for 'uploading anti-national content'

Confirming his arrest, the police said the posts were 'tantamount to glorifying terrorist activities'.

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Journalist and editor of the Kashmir Walla, Fahad Shah, was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday for sharing "anti-national content" on social media.

Shah had been summoned to record a statement at the Pulwama police station on the same day, according to the Indian Express, after which the police issued a statement confirming his arrest.

The statement said that "some Facebook users and portals have been uploading anti-national content including photographs, videos and posts with criminal intention to create fear among public and the content so uploaded can provoke the public to disturb law and order".

The "content" in question was allegedly a Pulwama-based family’s claims that their son, who was killed in an encounter last week, was innocent. Shah had been summoned by the police earlier this week after his portal filed a report on the family's version.

According to the Tribune, the police said the posts were "tantamount to glorifying the terrorist activities and causing dent to the image of law enforcing agencies besides causing ill-will and disaffection against the country".

The police statement concluded: "During the course of investigation, one accused person identified as Fahad Shah was arrested. The accused is on police remand. The investigation into the matter is in progress."


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