Shopian Court Orders Arrest of Journalist Gowhar Geelani By Feb 19

Srinagar: A Court in South Kashmir’s Shopian district ordered police to arrest journalist and columnist Gowhar Nazir Geelani to ensure his appearance before it on February 19 in “order to maintain peace and public tranquility”.

“In view of the non-appearance of Gowhar Nazir Geelani after serving notice upon him under section 107 and 151 CrPC on February 3, you (SHO Heerpora Shopian) are directed to arrest and produce the above said person (Geelani) before this court on 19/02/2022 in order to maintain peace and public tranquility in the jurisdiction of this court,” reads the order by the Executive Magistrate 1st Class Shopian, a copy of which lies with GNS. (GNS)

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