Muzzling the messenger?

Syed Mohammad Kazmi, a senior and respected journalist was arrested last week in New Delhi under a baseless suspicion of his connection with the attack on the Israel diplomat that occurred in the capital in February 2012. His knowledge of Persian and work for the Iranian News Agency, IRNA seem to have been among the ridiculous reasons for his incarceration.

Eminent citizens of India have issued this statement in support of Mr. Kazmi and demanded his immediate release. A protest was also organized in Delhi to condemn the high handedness of the government.