#Day89: Ban on ‘Kashmir Reader’, Journalists Take Protest March To Secretariat

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Journalists hold sit-in protest in front of civil secretariat Srinagar against ban on publication of 'Kashmir Reader' on Oct 5th 2-16. (KL Image courtesy: Abid Bhat)
Journalists hold sit-in protest in front of civil secretariat Srinagar against ban on publication of ‘Kashmir Reader’ on Oct 5th 2-16. (KL Image courtesy: Abid Bhat)

Voices are getting shriller seeking immediate revocation of ban on the publication of English newspaper Kashmir Reader.

On Wednesday, scores of working journalists took out a protest march to Civil Secretariat here from Mushtaq Enclave, the press colony. It was third consecutive day that that Journalists held protests seeking revocation of the ban.

Kashmir Reader was banned by the government on last Sunday asking its publisher to cease publication from October 3rd. Today, it was third consecutive day that the paper did not publish. It is first time in J&K Press history that such a setp was taken by any government.

Is Kashmir under martial law? Journalists protest against ban on 'Kashmir Reader' on Oct 5th 2016 outside civil secretariat. (KL Image courtesy: Abid Bhat)
Is Kashmir under martial law? Journalists protest against ban on ‘Kashmir Reader’ on Oct 5th 2016 outside civil secretariat. (KL Image courtesy: Abid Bhat)

Holding placards which read: ‘Is J&K under Martial law?’, Don’t stifle free voice’, the Journalists marched through Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Jahangir Chowk and finally held a sit-in protest outside the civil secretariat.

The journalists were not allowed to move inside the governance centre as the police men guarding the gates instantly closed the main gates. But the Journalists attached the placards to the iron gates and the concertina wires laid around the entrance.

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