Jailed in UP, Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan’s Mother Passes Away

Kerala: Siddique Kappan’s mother Khadeja Kutty, 90 passed away on Friday due to age-related illness.

Siddique, who was arrested when tried to report the Hathra gang rape case, and still in Uttar Pradesh jail since October 2020, under charges Section 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, etc), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage reli­gious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or reli­gious beliefs), along with provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

Siddique was allowed by the court to in February to Kerala for five days to see his ailing mother, with the stringent directive that he only interacts with his mother and her treating doctor.

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