On 20 October, the Estates Department in Kashmir sealed the office of Kashmir Times in Srinagar. The Press Club of India released a statement demanding that the authorities in Kashmir restore the earlier status of the Srinagar office of Kashmir Times. The statement is reproduced is below.
In August, Anuradha Bhasin, the Kashmir Times’s executive editor, had written a journal from Kashmir for The Caravan, a year after losing autonomy. Read the article here.
For Favour of Publication
The Press Club of India is dismayed to note that the UT administration of Jammu and Kashmir has continued with its calculated and sustained attacks on the media in the UT, and its efforts to efface the cause of press freedom, without which any claims to democracy become dubious.
The latest instance of wielding the rod against independent sections of the media has come in the shape of the administration sealing the office of the prestigious daily Kashmir Times' Srinagar Bureau, in the Press Enclave in J&K's summer capital.