Prabir Purkayastha is in Jail
02
Apr

Prabir Purkayastha is in Jail

On 3 October 2023, Prabir Purkayastha, the editor of Newsclick, was arrested by the Delhi Police. He has been in prison ever since then. Imprisonment is familiar to Prabir. In August 1975, three months into the Emergency, Prabir was detained on the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he was a student. As he recounts in Keeping Up With the Good Fight, he was picked up accidentally; the police was looking for someone else. He was nonetheless held under the Maintenance of Internal Security[...]
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