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Restrictions on media lifted in Kashmir

Restrictions on movement of media persons in the wake of curfew in Srinagar were lifted by the J-K govt which issued fresh curfew passes to them.

Written by Agencies | Srinagar |
July 9, 2010 11:01:25 am

Restrictions on movement of media persons in the wake of curfew in Srinagar and certain other parts of the valley were lifted by the Jammu and Kashmir government which issued fresh curfew passes to them.

Media persons can perform their official duties,an official spokesman said.

He said there was no gag order on the media but “we were only enforcing the curfew strictly”.

Newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second day on Friday in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of the restrictions.

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The state government had yesterday cancelled curfew passes for media personnel affecting their movement.

The Editor’s Guild of India had yesterday asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government not to impose restrictions on the media which prevents them from carrying out their duties.

“The guild is concerned over incidents of police high-handedness towards the media during the recent unrest in the valley,” it had said in a statement.

A representative body of major print and electronic journalists in the valley,Kashmir Journalists Corps (KJC),had condemned the restrictions on media persons and said that

it was a “direct attack on the fourth estate”.

The India chapter of the South Asia media commission had yesterday asked authorities to restore normal functioning of journalists in the violence-hit state with immediate

effect.

The last time the newspapers did not come out was in 2008 during the height of the Amarnath land agitation. Publication of dailies at that time was suspended for four days.Newspaper publication had also remained suspended for days during elections in 1996.

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First published on: 09-07-2010 at 11:01:25 am
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