Islamabad, June 28 (KMS): The hashtag #IStandWithZubair has become top trend on twitter with the users of the microblogging website demanding his immediate release of the Indian journalist and Alt News Co-founder, Mohammad Zubair.
the twitter users showered heaps of praises on Mohammad Zubair in their posts. They also condemned his arrest.
One of the user wrote, “Zubair is the finest journalist of our times. Hanging my head in shame, and rage.”
The Prime Minister of India talks about the horrors of Emergency while he has unleashed one in India. Journalist Zubair who routinely busted fake news, exposed the hate machinery in India has just been arrested. The country is punishing those who reported, documented the decline
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) June 27, 2022
“What a joke this whole system is! Mohammed Zubair of @AltNews has been arrested. Giving hate speech is not a crime, but exposing hate speech is. Stop targeting journalists,” another twitter user wrote.
One more person tweeted, “@zoo_bear should be released immediately. #IStandWithZubair The arrest of @zoo_bear is another attempt to silence truth in this country. We need to do everything in our power to fight alongside him and alongside truth. We need to continue doing his job of fighting for a better future for all of us.”
“Arrested in 2022 for a tweet from 2018 for posting a shot from an 1983 movie, on the complaint of a fake twitter account with 0 followers. Indian Police ki jai ho,” a twitter user mocking the Indian police wrote.
— KTL (@K_T_L) June 28, 2022
Mohammad Zubair is “Another Name for Courage”. Zubair can be locked up with bail rejected for a tweet from 2018 for hurting religious sentiment, yet BJP MPs who incite hatred against Muslims can walk free? another user deplored.
Zubair knew this day will come. Sooner or later. He knew his vulnerability. He still kept going, doing his job – exposing the lies of our rulers, showing the mirror to the most powerful men in the country and serving the truth to the people,” another user tweeted.
“I condemn the action taken by the Delhi police (@DelhiPolice) on the arrest of Alt News journalist #MohammadZubair. I demand his release with immediate effect,” wrote another user.