Topic: Siddique Kappan
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the interim bail application filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists, seeking release of journalist Siddique Kappan who was booked under draconian UAPA, citing critical health condition of his 90 years old bed-ridden mother and her last wish to see her son, Live Law reported.
Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested Campus Front of India national secretary Rauf Shareef in a case registered against journalist Siddique Kappan and three others in Mathura a day after Shareef was granted bail by the Special Court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in an Enforcement Directorate (ED) case.
Jailed Indian journalist, Siddique Kappan, is named in the '10 most urgent' list of press freedom abuses around the globe published by One Free...
On January 28, Mathura jail officials allowed a 10-minute video call for Siddique Kappan, a journalist booked under draconian UAPA, to see his 90-year-old ailing mother, Khadeeja Kutty. Although her son appeared on a small mobile screen, Khadeeja was not conscious to make a conversation. Due to dementia, she kept losing herself as time ran out merciless.
Senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed displeasure about courts not following the principle of granting bails before imprisonment, and pointed to the cases of journalist Siddique Kappan and comedian Munawar Faruqui.
Lok Sabha member from Kollam constituency and senior UDF leader N.K Premachandran alleged that there was a larger conspiracy behind the arrest of the Malayali journalist Siddique Kappan who was arbitrarily picked by Uttar Pradesh police under draconian UAPA in Hathras conspiracy case.