Kashmiri Working Journalists on Road against Ban on Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: A day after government imposed a ban on local daily Kashmir Reader, Kashmir media mainly consisting of working journalists came out on road and demanded immediate revocation of the government order.

“The ban is simply an attempt to muzzle the Kashmir media,” a senior journalist part of the protest said. “Government can’t silence the media like this.”

After registering protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave, the journalists holding a placard “Return of Dark Age” marched on Residential Raid to protest in front of Directorate of Information office in Polo View.

Notably, in a written order yesterday, the government conveyed to owner of theKashmir Reader to stop publication immediately. It cited that the daily was “incited violence” in Kashmir.

When last checked in, the scribes had observed a silent sit-in before the locked down gates of Directorate office. The scribes in protest placed placards – “Is Kashmir under martial law”, “Journalism is no threat to society” – on Directorate gates.