RSF condemns barring Kashmiri reporters from RD event

RSF condemns barring Kashmiri reporters from RD event

New Delhi: Paris based global journalist body, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned the exclusion of a dozen accredited Kashmiri reporters from covering the Republic Day of India function in Srinagar. Barring these reporters was a serious press freedom violation, RSF said. In a statement, RSF said security officials cited “adverse reports” as grounds for […]

‘Overenthusiastic’ police officer took decision on barring journalists from R-Day event in Srinagar: Officials

‘Overenthusiastic’ police officer took decision on barring journalists from R-Day event in Srinagar: Officials

Srinagar: An “overenthusiastic” officer in the security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police took the decision to bar some journalists with adverse reports against them from attending the Republic Day function here, leading to a chaos, officials said on Monday. After preliminary enquiry, it was found that the officer of the additional superintendent of police-rank […]

Govt bars journos from covering Republic Day function

Govt bars journos from covering Republic Day function

SRINAGAR: Journalists took out a protest rally in Srinagar on Saturday after senior photojournalists were barred from entering the fortified premises at SK cricket stadium where the official function for India’s Republic Day was organised. Among the journalists who were barred included Tauseef Mustafa, photojournalist for France-based news agency Agence France Presse (AFP), and senior […]

Journalist bodies demand action against police officers

Journalist bodies demand action against police officers

SRINAGAR: Prominent journalist bodies on Saturday condemned the government’s barring of journalists from the venue of the official Republic Day function in Srinagar. The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) said the incident calls for strong action against officials who were responsible for this. “Senior journalists were stopped at the main gate of the venue by security […]

Shutdown across Kashmir

Shutdown across Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A complete shutdown was observed across Kashmir on Saturday on the call of the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) formed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Faroq and Muhammad Yaseen Malik, who had asked people to observe India’s Republic Day as “black day”. All markets and business establishments remained closed in Srinagar city and also […]

Instead of sweets, exchange of fire across LoC in Poonch

Instead of sweets, exchange of fire across LoC in Poonch

Jammu: There was no customary exchange of sweets this year between Indian and Pakistani troops on the occasion of India’s Republic Day at the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Poonch district. Instead, Pakistani troops targeted forward Indian Army posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch district, prompting “strong and effective retaliation” by the […]

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