There is opposition in the country to this. Opposition groups called for the arrest of a journalist. The United Nations has responded in this regard. People anywhere in the world should be able to express themselves freely. He also said that journalists should be able to express themselves freely without any harassment or intimidation.
Meanwhile, the New York-based NGO Committee Protect Journalists also condemned Zubair’s arrest. Steven Butler, CPJ Asia Program Co-ordinator in Washington, D.C. Zubair was demanded to be released immediately and unconditionally.
Zubair’s arrest comes just days after Gujarat authorities arrested Teesta Setalvad on charges of placing false evidence in court to implicate innocent people in the 2002 Gujarat riots. Their arrests have been strongly condemned by a number of groups, journalists and Democrats.