Hurriyat (M) hails Kashmir media fraternity for bringing ground realities before world

Hurriyat (M) hails Kashmir media fraternity for bringing ground realities before world

Srinagar: On World Press Freedom Day, Hurriyat (M) led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said the way members of Kashmir Media fraternity, despite odds, are carrying out their professional duties and bringing the ground reality before the world is exemplary
In a statement, the spokesperson said: The freedom of press plays a vital role in strengthening a nation’s socio-political and economic scenario. The observance of World Press Freedom day reflects the prominence of press and its impact on common people’s life.
“Hurriyat has always advocated for freedom of press and we hope that the local media fraternity will uphold their policy to report the ground reality of Kashmir fearlessly,” he said.
He said that those forces who are trying to gag media and build pressure on them from reporting facts are trying to muzzle freedom of press.
Hurriyat also paid tributes to the three slain militants killed on Friday in a gunfight with the government forces at Imam Sahib Shopian. “The lingering Kashmir issue is consuming precious human lives day in and day out on local level and on Indo-Pak borders as well. Until the Kashmir issue is not resolved, the conflict will continue to quench its thirst with human blood,” the statement said.
It added: Instead of military might and aggressive policy, dialogue between India, Pakistan and people of Kashmir can resolve this bloody conflict.