Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee Sunday slammed the government move to block the advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader, describing it as retaliatory measure to throttle the free press.
The party in a statement said that this move amounts to gauging the media, which is undemocratic, against the ethics of journalism.
The JKPCC president Ghulam Ahmad Mir expressed surprise over this move terming it as a retaliatory measure and urged upon the Govt to revoke the orders so passed against the newspapers, forthwith.
He asked the government to stop strangulation of Greater Kashmir, Kashmir reader or any other newspaper, as that, nothing can be achieved out of such undemocratic measures.
“Hundreds of the people are dependent on these media houses and blocking of advertisements will have serious implications on their livelihood,” Mir added and cautioned that such retaliatory measures is going to have serious implications, ahead.