This article by Murali Krishnan is published by DW News. Here is an excerpt:
The arrest of Muhammed Zubair, co-founder of Alt News, a fact-checking website, has been described as a new low for press freedom in India. Press and human rights groups see it as an attack on the freedom of expression.
Zubair was arrested last week following a complaint by a Twitter user over a satirical tweet posted more than four years ago in 2018, allegedly mocking the Hindu god Hanuman.
Free speech under threat
The tweet in question is a photo of the “Honeymoon Hotel” with its name changed to read “Hanuman Hotel.” Another Twitter user recently retweeted it, calling it an afront to his religious sentiments.
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