Srinagar, October 15, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, journalists working with local and other media organizations held a demonstration at Press Enclave in Srinagar against the ban on the English daily ‘Kashmir Reader’.
The journalists demanded revocation of the ban on the newspaper, which completed 14 days, today. Journalist expressed their displeasure by holding placards, banners and posters. The Srinagar District Magistrate on October 2 had asked the owner of Kashmir Reader not to publish the newspaper. The newspaper had highlighted the brutalities of Indian forces during the ongoing Kashmir Intifada.
The ban on the publication of the English newspaper is first such an extreme step in last three decades. However, successive regimes in Kashmir have been barring publication of newspapers in Kashmir since mass uprising in 2008.
For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549