SRINAGAR: While expressing resentment over the closure of the Kashmir Press Club by the administration, CPI(M) Secretary Ghulam Nabi Malik has said that closing the club is an assault on the rights of the people.
In a statement CPI(M) leader said that this act is just a part of a policy that started with putting the registration of the club in abeyance.
“The administration has finally closed the club,” he said, adding that “the closure of the Kashmir Press Club is part of the continuous process to throttle the press freedom and democracy in Kashmir. The press/media in Jammu and Kashmir is already working under immense stress and strain.”
He demanded immediate restoration of the status quo of the club impending re-registration, providing an atmosphere, where KPC can conduct free and fair elections.