SRINAGAR: Dozens of employees of Radio Kashmir and Doordarshan Kendra have been retained for night stay in the premises of the two adjacent stations or in the vicinity to ensure the pro-freedom leadership’s call to gherao the two stations does not hamper the routine relays.
Sources said that while DDK employees including newscasters, editors and duty officers have been retained within the premises, the Radio Kashmir has booked several rooms at the nearby Circuit House to accommodate the employees.
Top officials of the Prasar Bharti had arrived here to take stock of the situation in the wake of pro-freedom camp’s threats to the public broadcasting stations. In its last protest calendar, the camp called upon people to march towards Doordarshan, Radio Kashmir & State Information Department on September 1 to restrain employees from attending to the offices describing the offices as “institutions of propaganda war machinery of Indian State”.
On Wednesday, Sunil Arora, Advisor Prasar Bharati, met Governor NN Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and discussed the vital role of print and electronic media in spreading information and awareness of important matters.
Sources said that security was beefed up in and outside the two stations to thwart any attack. The stations are already highly fortified and have survived several attacks in the past.