Statement by The Caravan journalist Shahid Tantray on facing harassment by J&K Police

08 June 2022

An urgent statement by our multimedia reporter, Shahid Tantray, has been sent to Indian and international press bodies on 8 June 2022.

Tantray, who hails from Kashmir, has been working with The Caravan since 2016. In this time, he has reported from several states, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, and on a wide variety of subjects, from communal violence to caste discrimination, to electoral
politics, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2022, Tantray was in Srinagar to report stories commissioned by the editors of The Caravan, on the crackdown on journalists in Kashmir after the
abrogation of Article 370, as well as the Indian Army’s presence and role in the region. His rigorously reported pieces were published on 1 February and 1 June, respectively. He and his family have been facing continued harassment by the Jammu and Kashmir police.