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Editors Guild condemns arrest of AltNews co-founder Muhammad Zubair, demand immediate release
New Delhi, June 28, 2022: The Editors Guild of India has condemned the arrest of Muhammad Zubair, co-founder of the fact-checking site AltNews, by the Delhi Police on June 27, for a tweet from 2018.
It has also demanded the Delhi Police should immediately release Muhammad Zubair.
Zubair was arrested on Monday and sent to one day of police custody after a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against him based on a Twitter posting, which another Twitter handle alleged "hurt Hindu sentiments."
"The said post of Mohd. Zubair containing pictures and words against a particular religious community are highly provocative and done deliberately which are more than sufficient to incite hatred among people which can be detrimental for the maintenance of public tranquillity," the Delhi Police said in a statement.
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