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Journalist Shaheen released in Aligarh after being detained by UP police while reporting CAA protest

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Journalist Shaheen Abdulla, who was detained while reporting anti-CAA protests in Uttar Pradesh’s Shajmahal, was later released in Aligarh.

‘Released just now,’ Shaheen told Maktoob over phone.

“When I was reporting the protest, the police asked me to come with them to the police station. I showed them my Press card, but they didn’t acknowledge it and repeatedly called me a terrorist,” Shaheen said.

Maktoob journalist and Jamia Millia Islamia student Shaheen was detained in Aligarh on Thursday evening.

Shaheen was in Aligarh to report the anti-CAA protest led by women in Shahjamal. He was taken to Delhi Gate Police Station, near Aligarh.

Meanwhile, Aligarh Muslim University students and the women protesters of Shahjamal have gathered outside of the police station and demanded the immediate release of Shaheen.

Shaheen, a student of journalism is a multimedia journalist based in New Delhi. He has been working at Maktoob for three years. Shaheen has directed a documentary on NRC issue in Assam , ‘In a state of doubt’ and the documentary received wide comments and discussion across India.

Earlier, on 15 December 2019, Maktoob’s Associate Creative Editor Shaheen Abdulla was repeatedly attacked by Delhi Police during the massive protest against Citizenship Amendment Act.

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