Kashmir Editors Guild condemns CBI searches at NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s home

The Kashmir Editors Guild called the CBI raids at Prannoy Roy's residence a "muscular manifestation" of muzzling independent media.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: June 6, 2017 7:30 pm
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The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Tuesday strongly condemned the searches carried out by the CBI at NDTV founder Prannoy Roy’s residence, saying it was a “muscular manifestation” of muzzling the independent media.

The guild, in a statement, said the raids indicate that there was a sort of emergency being imposed without making it public. “The strong-arm tactic being used to force media take the official line is in no way going to help democracy as it violates the basics of guarantees to media that the Constitution enshrines,” it added.

“The KEG condemns the raids being carried out on NDTV and sees it as yet another muscular manifestation of muzzling the independent media,” it said.

The guild said it wanted the leadership of the county to reconsider such “extremely undemocratic measures to force an official narrative”. The guild also hit out at various Delhi-based news channels for their “bid to be uncharitable towards the media in Kashmir.

“The KEG reiterates the fact that Kashmir media is one of the most professional media in south Asia as it paid a heavy cost for honestly and objectively reporting the conflict over two decades,” it added.

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  1. Prakash Khatiwala
    Jun 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm
    So when it comes to a so called important person, every one who counts or does not, want to jump in the fray to criticize Modi government. They must wait till the action is proved wrong by the concerned authority. Do they bother when ordinary citizens are subjected to the heat of the government? From what is already known, Mr. Pranay Roy has a lot to answer.
    1. Muralidaran Raghavan
      Jun 6, 2017 at 10:28 pm
      The day of fal of this Govt starts.Modiji is is going wrong somewhere.Bjp also will go the Congress way.Cheating former and suppressing former agitation by firing them.Emergency of Bjp will ruin the party.Now I fell why I voted to BJP.. Dad's