Srinagar: Radio Sada-e-Hurriyet-e-Jammu Kashmir, which is based in Pakistan administered Kashmir and has been broadcasting pro-resistance programmes since 1991, has launched round-the-clock Internet transmission.
Posting the news about the launch on its website, news portal Kashmir Media Service said on Thursday the Internet transmission features “hourly news bulletins, commentaries, reports, talk shows and revolutionary songs.”
It said the radio has been working for the last 24 years, broadcasting programmes to “strengthen the Kashmir liberation movement”.
The radio broadcast programmes in Urdu, English, Kashmiri and Hindi languages.
A link to the Internet radio of RSHK has been created on the website of Kashmir Media Service.
India and Pakistan, having fought three wars over Kashmir, have also been locked in a perpetual media war.
During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, an underground radio station, Radio Sada-e-Kashmir had started broadcast to air news about the actions carried out by Pakistan army and rebels in the Kashmir Valley.
To counter Sada-e-Kashmir, Indian agencies started broadcasting Sada-e-Jaras (Sound of Trinket) on Radio Kashmir. It was broadcast both by Radio Kashmir-Srinagar and Jammu for years together.
State-controlled Radio Kashmir started highlighting the successes of the Indian army against the rebels and on the borders against the Pakistan Army in 1965.
Programmes like “Dhol Ka Pol” and “Zarbe-Kaleem” were frequently aired by Pakistani radio stations. Radio Kashmir retaliated by airing programmes like “Danke Ki Aawaz”, “Zalim Khan”, “Wotul Bujhe” and Jawabi Hamla”.