Curfew, media gag to continue till Friday
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Feb 10: Curfew and curbs on local media are likely to continue in the Valley till Friday, official sources told Greater Kashmir.
They said there were least possible chances of Government lifting the curfew and allowing local newspapers to hit the stands till Friday.
None of the Valley based newspapers could print their copies on Sunday as government restricted the movement of people carrying the copies to respective printing presses on Saturday evening.
Sources said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was told that newspapers may publish such news items that could flare up the situation. “After getting the feed back the State Government decided to gag the local media,” they added.
This is for the third time in the past five years that local dailies have been forced to suspend the publications due to restrictions imposed by the government. Last time newspapers could not be published for many days in 2008 and 2010.
News channels suspended
For the second consecutive day Sunday, all national and regional news channels on local cable services remained suspended across the Valley. However, the entertainment, sports and movie channels were functioning.
Mobile and internet services also remained suspended on Sunday for second consecutive day in the Valley. There was no official word on why the internet connectivity had been blocked.
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