HC directs jail authorities to make arrangements for journalist’s exam


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court has directed the Superintendent of Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu, to make necessary arrangements for the examination of an incarcerated journalist Sajad Ahmad Dar.

Disposing of an application by journalist Sajad Dar, a bench of Justice Sanjay Dhar said, “The instant application is disposed of with a directive to the Superintendent of Central Jail, Kot Bhalwal, Jammu to explore the possibilities of making necessary arrangements for petitioner’s examination.”

Sajad Dar has to appear in the examination for his Master of Arts in Communication and Journalism (MACJ) degree to be conducted by the Central University of Kashmir (CUK) from today (March 4).

The journalist, who works for an online portal, was arrested from Bandipora district for posting a protest news report of the killing of a youth in Srinagar by Indian troops in January this year.

The journalist, through his counsel Advocate Nazir Ahmad Ronga, had moved an application before the court, seeking necessary arrangements for facilitating his appearance in the 3rd semester MACJ exam.—KMS


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