KJF condemns curbs on media in Kashmir
Islamabad, Feb 13: The Kashmir Journalists Forum (KJF) in Islamabad on Wednesday expressed concern over the restrictions on media and harassment of senior journalists in Kashmir and urged the authorities to take immediate steps to ensure publication of newspapers and the safety of newsmen in the region.
The KJF members made these assertions while addressing protest demonstration in front of national press club in Islamabad.
They said that newspapers in the valley could not hit the stands as the entire valley reeled under curfew for last several days.
Terming it as a assault on free media, they urged the international community to play its role to put an immediate end to the curbs on media and harassment of journalists in Kashmir. They said on one hand media gag continued in the valley while on the other senior Kashmiri journalist were detained by police in New Delhi.
Of those who spoke on the occasion included Sardar Abid Khursheed, Sardar Ashiq Hussain, Ghulam-ullah Kayani and others.
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