Be careful what you say: India complains to Germany about comments about Mohammed Zubair's arrest

India warns Germany to avoid uninformed criticisms regarding Mohammed Zubair detention case . Mohammed Zubair was arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly insulting religious views in one of his tweets .

NEW DELHI: India cautioned Germany on Thursday to avoid uninformed criticisms regarding the Mohammed Zubair detention case, saying such remarks are harmful.The ministry of external affairs said that responding to Germany's remarks about Zubair's detention, commenting on a sub-judice situation is unconstitutional.On June 27, Alt News cofounder Mohammed Zubair was arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly insulting religious views in one of his tweets.When asked to address a German official's statement, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the Zubairs case is a domestic issue.

Journalists should not be questioned or penalized for what they say and write.We are indeed aware of this particular case, and our embassy in New Delhi is keeping an eye on it.We're also in contact with our EU partners on the ground, where the EU and India are engaged in a human rights dialogue, where freedom of expression and the press are at the forefront of those discussions with India.So one can hope that democratic values such as expression and press freedom will be given the necessary space in India, according to the official.