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 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 […]

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 […]

Asif’s arrest deplorable, unacceptable: IFJ

Asif’s arrest deplorable, unacceptable: IFJ

Bigger agenda is to silence journalists, says Indian Journalists Union Srinagar: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of Asif Sultan and demanded his immediate release. “Indian police arrested and detained the assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator over alleged militancy crimes and held him for six days without charge,” the IFJ said […]

‘FIR against Asif Sultan after police officer’s argument with editor’

‘FIR against Asif Sultan after police officer’s argument with editor’

Srinagar: Terming the charges levelled against journalist Asif Sultan as baseless, the Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) on Tuesday said that the police filed an FIR against Asif only after a police officer had an argument with the Editor of Kashmir Narrator, the magazine for which Asif works. The Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) made the […]

Make charges against arrested journalist public: KEG

Make charges against arrested journalist public: KEG

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Monday demanded that the police make public its charges against arrested journalist Asif Sultan, while expressing concern at the way police were interfering in the work of newspapers and asking reporters to disclose their sources. In a meeting held today, the guild discussed and deliberated upon various developments […]

Kashmir Journalists Corp expresses concern over Asif’s arrest

Kashmir Journalists Corp expresses concern over Asif’s arrest

Srinagar: Kashmir Journalists Corps has expressed deep concern over the continued detention of assistant editor of Kashmir Narrator Asif Sultan. In a statement the journalist body said that that Asif has been detained for his recent reportage and the editor too has be informed about it. “The Corps therefore urges the authorities to deal with […]

Bar condemns civilian killing, CASOs, arrests in south Kashmir, ill-treatment of prisoners

Bar condemns civilian killing, CASOs, arrests in south Kashmir, ill-treatment of prisoners

Demands release of Syed Salahuddin’s son, journalist SRINAGAR: J&K High Court Bar Association (JKHCBA) Srinagar has strongly condemned the killing of a youth Fayaz Ahmad Wani of Chewa Kalan village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, who was critically injured and referred to Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The Association […]