February 25, 2024
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Journalist S Kappan, In UP Jail Since 2020, Granted Bail By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has granted bail to journalist Siddique Kappan of Kerala and stated today that “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.”
Since being detained in 2020 while en route to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh to report on a 19-year-gang-rape, old’s Siddique Kappan has been imprisoned.

Under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, he was accused. The journalist would report to the police in Delhi for the next six weeks and in Kerala after that, according to Chief Justice of India UU Lalit.

Siddique Kappan, a reporter for the Malayalam news site Azhimukham, has previously been denied bail by the courts. He was attempting to upset Hathras’ law and order, according to the authorities.

The Uttar Pradesh government contended in court today that Mr. Kappan is not a licenced journalist and was paid to provoke rioting. “He was attempting to incite a disturbance by using explosives. He is a member of the PFI, which is a terrorist group “UP’s attorney, Mahesh Jethmalani, said

The evidence against Mr. Kappan was contested by the Supreme Court. “What was discovered about Kappan? No bombs were discovered, no materials were discovered on him or in the vehicle, and they weren’t used for spreading anything, “said Justice Lalit.

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