SRINAGAR: Joint resistance leadership on Saturday called for boycott of the Indian channels Times Now, News X, Zee news, which, it said, “are working on an agenda”.
“These channels are aggressive and bigoted, by design, in their reportage of Kashmir in order to mislead and poison the Indian public opinion regarding the events in Kashmir and the Kashmir issue,” spokespersons of both the of factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF said in a joint statement issued here.
They said that Kashmiris should avoid watching these channels and boycott speaking to their correspondents or being part of their panel discussions.
People have also been asked to be “very vigilant” during the ongoing agitation, as “agencies working to subvert and malign the agitation are quiet active”.
“In certain areas, posters have come up in which imams, some religious organisations, and some prominent citizens of that area are being targeted and threatened. People have been asked to be cautious of such ploys and not let them succeed in dividing people along sectarian lines,” they said.
Expressing “concern”, the spokespersons said that they were also receiving reports of “some miscreants” extorting money from public and private drivers on the roads and threatening them of harm if they do not oblige.
“Those harassed should report to the people of that locality. No money should be given to them even if they say it is being collected for the affected people. All donations for such purposes are to be collected by Mohalla Masjid committees/baitul maals,” they said.