DAVP asks Information deptt to verify J&K newspapers

DAVP asks Information deptt to verify J&K newspapers

The Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), the nodal Department for issuing advertisements to the print, electronic and online media on behalf of the Government of India, has co-opted the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) for verification of the existence, regularity and circulation of the newspapers/periodicals in Jammu and Kashmir empanelled with […]

At the PDP headquarters, journalists given a royal snub

At the PDP headquarters, journalists given a royal snub

Srinagar: The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) kickstarted its election campaign on Sunday at a closed-door ceremony in Srinagar for which an invitation was sent to media persons, who were made to wait outside for about 25 minutes before they were allowed to enter the hall where the ceremony was held. Behind the four walls […]

Livid at police highhandedness, major newspapers to stop publishing police statements, ads

Livid at police highhandedness, major newspapers to stop publishing police statements, ads

KEG asks DGP to apologise for assault on AFP photographer SRINAGAR: All major English and Urdu language newspapers in Kashmir will not publish police press statements or advertisements from the police department till the director general of police apologises for an assault on reputed photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa by a police officer on Thursday. Kashmir Editors […]

Omar seeks punishment against policeman for assault on photojournalist

Omar seeks punishment against policeman for assault on photojournalist

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Mr. Omar Abdullah on Friday called veteran photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa and strongly condemned the assault on him by an officer of the J&K Police. Inquiring about Tauseef’s well-being, Omar Abdullah said he strongly condemned the assault while demanding that the government and the police leadership takes timely and exemplary action […]

Police assault photojournalists

Police assault photojournalists

SRINAGAR: Senior photojournalists Tauseef Mustafa and Mubashir Khan on Thursday were assaulted by police during a press conference called by pro-freedom leaders at the Hyderpora residence of Syed Ali Geelani. “A police officer dragged me and held me by the throat. He abused me and threatened me of dire consequences. I don’t know the reason […]

KEG condemns police action

KEG condemns police action

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Thursday has strongly condemned the police action against photojournalists  while covering the joint press conference of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik at Hyderpora. In a statement, Guild said while entire press corps that had assembled to cover the event were threatened and chased, at […]

Choking space is unilateral state-sponsored violence: JKLF

Choking space is unilateral state-sponsored violence: JKLF

SrinagaR: The JKLF on Thursday condemned arrest of its leaders and assault on journalists outside Syed Ali Geelani’s residence terming the incidents as “glaring example of sham democracy practiced by India and its stooges in Jammu Kashmir”. In a statement issued here JKLF said that police took ailing Syed Ali shah Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik […]

Attack on journalists—Hurriyat says Kashmir converted into police state

Attack on journalists—Hurriyat says Kashmir converted into police state

Srinagar: Terming the police attack on journalists at Hyderpora as the worst form of “state sponsored terrorism”, a Hurriyat spokesman on Thursday said that the incident points to the fact that Jammu and Kashmir has practically been converted into a police state. The spokesman said that if journalists were subjected to such treatment, it could […]

KEA urges CM to take action

KEA urges CM to take action

Srinagar: Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan condemned the police assault on journalists at Hyderpora. Yasin said journalists were performing their professional duties when police attacked them. “The videos released by media shows a murderous assault. Those responsible for this should be taken to task,” Khan said and asked the chief minister to initiate […]

Home ministry advocates more control: Report

Home ministry advocates more control: Report

Recommends revival of SOG, development schemes for Bakerwals and Paharis to save them from ‘Wahabi influence’, lists media outfits that need to be ‘promoted’ Srinagar: The Home ministry has strongly advocated the control of mosques, madrasas, print and TV media and revival of the police’s counter insurgency unit SOG (Special Operation Group). In its assessment […]