IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

IGP says sorry for assault on journalists

Srinagar: After the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) and Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) condemned the manhandling of journalists by government forces near the gunfight site in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) SP Pani extended “unconditional apologies” to the journalist fraternity and assured action in the case. “Without going into the […]

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial remand till Oct 1

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial remand till Oct 1

Srinagar: Holding in the same hand the Holy Quran and George Orwell’s ‘1984’, Assistant Editor of Kashmir Narrator Asif Sultan was brought by police before the court of 1st Additional Munsiff Srinagar on Saturday. The judge sent the journalist to judicial remand up to October 1, along with three other persons who according to police […]

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

Should We Give up Journalism Then?

BY FIDA HUSSAIN SODAGAR My last write up, “And they call themselves Journalists,” about self styled journalists in Kashmir Reader on 27-08-2018 evoked a diverse response. Most of the readers called it a much needed piece. But, the self styled breed got a sore in the eye. The empty news warriors, seen roaming in Government […]

PEN condemns arrest

PEN condemns arrest

SRINAGAR: PEN Delhi and PEN South India have expressed deep concern over the detention and arrest of a Kashmir-based journalist Aasif Sultan, the assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator. A statement published on the official blog of PEN Delhi reads: “Based on news reports and conversations with Kashmir Narrator Editor Showkat Motta and Aasif’s father Mohammad […]

Media under attack, says JKPA

Media under attack, says JKPA

Urges govt to stop ‘witch-hunt’ of journalists SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Press Association (JKPA) on Wednesday said media has come under attack as “has become manifestly clear after picking up some journalists regardless of the fact that they are engaged in the discharge of their professional obligations”. “This has established (the fact) that authorities are […]

Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Journalists detained in Kashmir for doing their job: AI

Srinagar: The intimidation, harassment and detention of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir by the state threatens basic freedom of expression norms, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday. “What we are witnessing in the valley is a new form of censorship where journalists are detained for doing their job. The recent arrest of Kashmir-based journalist Aasif […]

Journalists protest colleague Asif Sultan’s arrest

Journalists protest colleague Asif Sultan’s arrest

Arrest challenged in High Court, hearing on Sep 13 ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Journalists gathered at the Press Enclave here on Monday to protest against the incarceration of their colleague, Asif Sultan, who has been sent by court to 15 days’ judicial custody in Central Jail Srinagar over a militancy related case. Meanwhile, Asif Sultan’s arrest […]

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

PCI summons govt, CRPF, police over assault on photojournalist

Anantnag: In a case pertaining to alleged thrashing of a photojournalist by CRPF personnel, the Press Council of India (PCI) has served a summons to the Jammu and Kashmir Government, the CRPF, and the JK Police, asking them to appear before a committee. A complaint regarding his beating by CRPF personnel – on October 9, […]

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial custody in central jail for 15 days

Journalist Asif Sultan sent to judicial custody in central jail for 15 days

Srinagar: The court of City Munsif Srinagar on Saturday sent journalist Asif Sultan and three others to 15 days’ judicial custody in Central Jail Srinagar till September 22, and granted the police custody of a female accused till September 15, over a militancy-related case registered in Batamaloo police station. All the five accused, namely Asif […]

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