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SC issue Notice to UP Gov Over Arrest of Kerala Journalist on Way to Hathras

The Supreme Court on Monday sought response of the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea challenging the arrest of Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan on his way to Hathras where a 20-year-old Dalit woman had died after allegedly being gang-raped.

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian asked the counsel for the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) as to why it has not approached the Allahabad High Court and came to it straight away.

News source ~ India.com