Released from prison, Kashmiri journalist Qazi Shibli campaigns for jailed colleague Asif Sultan

Recently released from prison, The Kashmiriyat editor Qazi Shibli wrote on advocates for jailed journalist Asif Sultan who completes two years in prison this August.

Shibli was detained on 31 July and shifted to Srinagar central prison on 4 August where he met Asif Sultan. Shibli briefs about their meeting in a tweet on Thursday.

“Day 01 in Srinagar Jail, an angel clad in white, appeared outside my cell, with packets of eatables, books- I hadn’t had a sip of water since morning, the glow on his face persuaded me to eat- He told me he was missing the pen & paper, the most,” Qazi Shibli wrote on twitter.

Journalist Asif Sultan, who worked as an assistant editor at Kashmir Narrator has been charged under various sections of the Ranbir Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly harbouring militants.

Months before the arrest, Sultan wrote a story about how slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani inspired youths to militancy.

It is the second time, Shibli is detained and released by police. He was released recently after nine months of detention.

It was earlier reported that the authorities invoked Section 107 against him, but no official confirmation regarding the same could be made, Free Press Kashmir reports.