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Photojournalist booked under UAPA in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police has booked a freelance photojournalist, Masrat Zahra, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for “uploading anti-national posts with criminal intention to induce the young and to disturb public order”.

“Yes, she has been booked for her Facebook posts that glorify militants. Her posts pose threat to law and order and spread misinformation,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Cyber Cell Kashmir, Tahir Ashraf told Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Police sources said that a case under FIR number 10/2020 under section 13 UA(P) act and 505-IPC stands registered with the Cyber Cell of police, Kashmir. Under IPC 505, a person can be booked for two years of rigorous imprisonment—(KNO).

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