IHK newspapers publish blank front pages in protest
SRINAGAR (92 News) – In Indian-held Jammu Kashmir (IHK), several prominent newspapers have published blank front pages on Sunday, to protest against denial of advertisements by Indian authorities to the valley-based two leading newspapers “Greater Kashmir” and “Kashmir Reader”.
The authorities stopped advertisements to the two major dailies a day after the Pulwama attack.
Condemning the ban, the Kashmir Editors Guild said the media in Kashmir is one of the most professional and has retained its neutrality even at the cost of lives.
It said the professional capacities of Kashmir media have been acknowledged all over the world.
Indian NIA humiliating, intimidating IHK leadership: HCBA
In IHK, the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) has condemned the summoning of the Hurriyat forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq by the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) in New Delhi in connection with a false case against him.
The HCBA in its executive members’ meeting in Srinagar said, summoning Mirwaiz is actually going to subject him to humiliation and intimidation, only because he is also spearheading the IHK’s ongoing struggle for right to self-determination.
The meeting said, by adopting such tactics India will not achieve anything, as this process is bound to further alienate the people of Kashmir.
The participants of the meeting also expressed serious concern over the slapping of draconian Public Safety Act on the JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Spokesman, Advocate Zahid Ali and others.
They urged the international community to play effective role in getting them freed unconditionally.
NIA summons APHC leaders for interrogation
Earlier, in IHK continuing with its intimidating actions, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has summoned Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, to New Delhi for questioning on Monday in connection with a false case registered against him.
According to KMS, NIA has also summoned APHC Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani’s son, Dr Naseem Gilani on same day.
The agency had recently conducted raids on the residences of many Hurriyat leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik on 26th of last month of February.
The NIA had already arrested several Hurriyat leaders and activists.