Shamim Mehraj, the editor of The ‘Kashmir Monitor’ newspaper today claimed that the wife of sitting PDP MP, threatened him for writing an editorial about her husband Muzaffar Hussain Baig.
According to the editor, the MP’s wife was upset with an editorial that the daily had carried about the him.
“In a conversation lasting over four minutes, the MP’s wife not only abused the KM editor but also threatened to get him eliminated. You don’t know what I can do to you. I will get you skinned alive and hang you. How can you write this against my husband”, she allegedly said.
“If my husband wanted he could have become the CM in 2006. I know who runs this paper. You see what I will do to you”, she added.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), has taken a strong exception to a threatening phone call made by an MP’s wife to Editor, Kashmir Monitor.
In a statement issued here today, a spokesman of KEG said that wife of a senior PDP leader and MP called Shamim Meraj and threatened to ‘skin and hang him.’
Pertinently, the lady in question was reacting to an editorial published in Kashmir Monitor.
While describing the lady’s phone call as uncalled for and unacceptable, the spokesman said that any interference in the editorial policy of any newspaper by anyone, no matter how powerful he or she may be, will not be taken lying down.