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Mehbooba urges Rajnath Singh to intervene in photojournalist Kamran Yousuf’s case

The NIA arrested Kamran Yousuf last September on charges of stone-pelting. A decision on his bail plea is awaited.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2018 20:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Mehbooba Mufti,rajnath Singh,Photojournalist
A group of youth pelt stones at security forces during an anti-militant operation at village Durbugh in Chadoora area of central Kashmir's Budgam district.(PTI File Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday urged home minister Rajnath Singh to intervene in the case against Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, who was arrested by theNational Investigation Agency (NIA) last year.

"Spoke to home minister @rajnathsingh ji to look into Kamran Yousuf’s case. I’ve requested him to intervene so that the life of a young budding journalist does not get ruined," she tweeted.

The NIA arrested Yousuf last September on charges of stone-pelting. A decision on his bail plea is awaited. He was booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act along with 11 other people.

Rightsorganisations such as Amnesty International andCommittee to Protect Journalists have called for Yousuf’s release and dropping of all charges against him.The Kashmir Editors’ Guild has also sought his release.

First Published: Mar 11, 2018 20:06 IST