The application permitting the lawyer and KUWJ office to meet journalist Siddique Kappan in jail was dismissed by CJM Mathura.
20th October, 2020
On 16th October 2020, the chief Judicial magistrate(CJI) Mathura Anju Rajput rejected an appeal filed by Kerala union of working journalists(KUWJ) striving approval to assemble journalist Siddique kappan who was housed in Mathura jail, and this which was recorded by the legal website live law.
On 5th October, Kappan was imprisoned with two others regarding the Hathras case where Dalit girl was ambushed and raped by upper caste men and resulting in her death. Those three individuals were members of the popular front of India and that they were going to Hathras to arouse a ‘caste riot' and this was contended by the police, where they were charged under several stringent provisions such as sedition law and you UAPA act.
On October 12th for seeking Kappans release, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and justice AS Bopanna and V. Rama Subramanian asked the pleader's to move toward the Allahabad High Court. KUWJ's petition was kept pending by the bench, directing it’s listing after four weeks.
After that, an application was filed by KUWJ before the CMJ Mathura expecting to meet Mr Siddique for correction of the pending writ petition along with their lawyer advocate wills Matthews. On 16th October along with Manikandan, Prashant M. Nair and Anil V Anand, Matthews are permitted to meet Kappan.
Notably, on 16th October 2020, an order was dated and states that –“No such order passed by Hon’ble No power is annexed this application. Hence rejected”.