CJM Srinagar issues warrant against social activist Madhu Kishwar

Srinagar : Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Massarat Shaheen Saturday issued warrants against social activist Madhu Kishwar in a complaint filed by veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief Rising Kashmir Shujaat Bukhari for her defamatory statements posted by her on Twitter.

The complaint was filed by Bukhari seeking criminal proceedings under Sections 499 and 500 for defaming the complainant through her Tweets in July 2016 and afresh on December 2, 2016.

She had leveled unfounded and malicious allegations against Bukhari, who is a reputed journalist and his newspaper Rising Kashmir.

Kishwar in her tweets had alleged that his newspaper has received funding from agencies and was playing ISI script and spitting venom against India.

In response to a legal notice issued in August, Kishwar had sought compromise to amicably resolve the issue but he again resorted to hateful campaign tarnishing his image.

He has sought strict action under the relevant provisions of law by initiating criminal proceedings.

Advocate Vaseem Aslam appeared on behalf of the complainant.

Court, while taking cognizance of the complaint issued warrant against the accused to be executive through a magistrate in Tis Hazari Delhi. Next date of hearing has been fixed on December 24. (KNS)


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