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Alt News founders among ‘favourites’ for Nobel Peace Prize: Report

Mohammad Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 this year over a meme he had tweeted in 2018 against a Hindu deity that allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

Alt News co-founders Mohammad Zubair and Pratik Sinha(Twitter)
Alt News co-founders Mohammad Zubair and Pratik Sinha(Twitter)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 06:07 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

SC grants liberty to Alt News'Zubair to move Delhi HC for quashing of FIR

SC grants liberty to Alt News' Mohd Zubair to move Delhi HC for quashing of Sitapur FIR

Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair.(PTI)
Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair.(PTI)
Published on Sep 07, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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Fact-checker Mohammed Zubair's first tweet after being granted bail: ‘Jo aaj…’ 

Mohammed Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair posted this picture on Twitter on Thursday.
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair posted this picture on Twitter on Thursday.
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 09:21 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Politicians hail Mohd Zubair's release, Chidambaram makes a plea to SC

The Supreme Court gave him interim bail in all FIRs lodged against him in Uttar Pradesh, saying "exercise of the power of arrest must be pursued sparingly".

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair released from Tihar, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair released from Tihar, in New Delhi.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2022 11:24 PM IST

Mohammed Zubair's 2018 tweet not offence because…: 10 things Delhi court said 

The court in its order said political parties are open to criticism. "The alleged act would come into the category of offence only when it is done with a gulty intention," the court observed.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (HT File Photo)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 04:00 PM IST
By | Reported by Richa Banka

Delhi court grants fact-checker Mohammed Zubair bail in 2018 tweet case

The Alt News co-founder will remain in jail as he faces six other cases in Uttar Pradesh related to hurting religious sentiments. 

Mohammad Zubair (ANI)
Mohammad Zubair (ANI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2022 04:48 PM IST

Mohammed Zubair gets bail in tweet case; Court says, ‘Hindu religion tolerant’

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair has been granted bail in the 2018 tweet case on a personal bond and surety of ₹50,000. Zubair was arrested on June 27 by Delhi Police in connection with a 2018 tweet. 

Two cases against Zubair were registered in Hathras while one each was lodged in Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Two cases against Zubair were registered in Hathras while one each was lodged in Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 02:13 PM IST

Mohd Zubair bail hearing: Delhi court reserves order for Friday

Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair was arrested by Delhi Police over a 2018 tweet that allegedly hurt religious sentiments.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (HT File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (HT File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 03:55 PM IST

Alt News's Mohd Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody by Hathras court in UP

The Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a two-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe six cases lodged against Zubair in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar and Hathras.

Tight security arrangements in Court premises in Hathras on Thursday.
Tight security arrangements in Court premises in Hathras on Thursday.
Published on Jul 14, 2022 11:58 AM IST
Reported by Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

Alt News's Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody by Lakhimpur court 

Fact-checker Mohammed Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 03:32 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar

Alt News says allegations of foreign funds bid to 'shut critical work we do'

It also dismissed allegations that individuals, including Zubair, associated with the organisation have received funds in their personal accounts.

Mohammad Zubair, co founder of ALT News who had been arrested by Delhi police.(ANI)
Mohammad Zubair, co founder of ALT News who had been arrested by Delhi police.(ANI)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 05:13 PM IST

Zubair’s bail petition rejected, sent to 14-day judicial custody

Mohammad Zubair was produced before chief metropolitan magistrate Snigdha Savaria following the expiration of his four-day police custody.

AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair being produced before Patiala House court. (Shrikant Singh)
AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair being produced before Patiala House court. (Shrikant Singh)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 01:13 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Scandalous...': Mohd Zubair's lawyer says 'bail rejected' order was leaked

The Delhi Police has accused Zubair of receiving money via payment gateway Razorpay from countries like Pakistan. The journalist has been booked under fresh charges of criminal conspiracy and disappearance of evidence by the Delhi Police. 

Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News.(PTI)
Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News.(PTI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 04:03 PM IST

HC notice to Delhi Police on plea against Zubair’s custody

Justice Sanjeev Narula issued notices on both the main petition that challenged a trial court order on June 28 of granting four days of custody of Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair to police and also an interim application that sought “restoration of all electronic devices seized” him.

Mohammad Zubair, who recently flagged controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday. (ANI)
Mohammad Zubair, who recently flagged controversial comments on Prophet Mohammed by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 04:19 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Police raid Mohammed Zubair's house in Bengaluru, seize laptop

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus through a tweet.

Mohammed Zubair being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Mohammed Zubair being brought by the Delhi Police to Bengaluru on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi HC to hear Mohammed Zubair's plea challenging arrest, interrogation

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested Monday in connection with an allegedly objectionable tweet posted in 2018.

AltNews co-founder Muhammad Zubair being taken to the Patiala House Courts, following his arrest by special cell of Delhi Police. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)
AltNews co-founder Muhammad Zubair being taken to the Patiala House Courts, following his arrest by special cell of Delhi Police. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 02:28 PM IST

Rights vs restrictions: The precarious balance for free speech

Former Supreme Court judge Krishna Iyer once said that “this freedom is essential because the censorial power lies in the people over and against the Government, and not in the Government over and against the people.”

AltNews co-founder Muhammad Zubair being taken to the Patiala House Courts, following his arrest by special cell of Delhi Police on charges of hurting religious sentiments, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)
AltNews co-founder Muhammad Zubair being taken to the Patiala House Courts, following his arrest by special cell of Delhi Police on charges of hurting religious sentiments, in New Delhi, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 01:38 PM IST

Alt News co-founder Zubair remanded to four-day police custody over tweet

Chief metropolitan magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria pronounced the order, concurring with the prosecution’s claim that Zubair was non-cooperative during interrogation and has to be taken to Bengaluru to recover a mobile phone and laptop.

Alt News co-founder Zubair remanded to four-day police custody over tweet
Alt News co-founder Zubair remanded to four-day police custody over tweet
Updated on Jun 29, 2022 01:10 AM IST

‘Those who dare to protest…’: Mamata on Mohd Zubair, Teesta Setalvad's arrests

The West Bengal chief minister alleged that those who create 'misleading narratives' and cheat the public get away with it but those who protest the ruling government are shown as 'criminals'.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jun 28, 2022 06:55 PM IST

Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair sent to four-day police custody over 2018 tweet

Mohammed Zubair of Alt News was arrested late on Monday in a case related to an “objectionable tweet” he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity.

File photo of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (Twitter)
File photo of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 06:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair won't surrender electronic devices: Sources

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was arrested Monday - after he flagged ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's comments in the Prophet row - and was sent to 1-day police custody.

Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, (Twitter)(HT_PRINT)
Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, (Twitter)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 04:07 PM IST

Alt News co-founder who flagged Prophet remark sent to 1-day police custody

Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets, officials said.

Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair being taken by police in a van in Delhi. (ANI)
Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair being taken by police in a van in Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'Those exposing BJP's bigotry…': Oppn condemns Alt News co-founder's arrest

Alt News co-founder Zubair Mohammed received huge support from the Opposition leaders following his arrest by the Delhi Police.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 10:31 PM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Sohini Goswami

BJP's Nupur Sharma alleges death threats after fact-checker post, cops take note

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma claimed that the Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, put out a “heavily edited video” from one of her debates

BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.(Twitter / NupurSharmaBJP)
BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.(Twitter / NupurSharmaBJP)
Published on May 28, 2022 10:31 AM IST
By | Written by Kunal Gaurav
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