Detained Kashmir journalist released on bond

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/17/2019 12:27:43 PM

SRINAGAR, Aug 16: A Kashmir-based journalist, who was picked up from his home in Pulwama by security forces Thursday night, has been released on a bond, officials said on Friday.
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.
News Agency report quoting officials, however, said a bond is taken from those who indulge in anti-social activities.
After the government removed Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 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.



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