#KashmirNow: All India Newspaper Association Condemns Medi Ban

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Kashmir based editors/owners of Newspapers held a protest demonstration in Mushtaq Ali Enclave on Tuesday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Kashmir based editors/owners of Newspapers held a protest demonstration in Mushtaq Ali Enclave on Tuesday. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

The All India Newspaper Association (AINEC) an apex body of editors in Indian in a resolution passed on Wednesday strongly condemned the undeclared censorship on newspapers in the Kashmir.

The ban on publications, and raids in the newspaper offices, and printing presses, is nothing less than a direct attack on the freedom of the Press.

Vishwa Bandhu Gupta, President of AINEC stated, “Newspapers, whether they are in Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat or Tamil Nadu, or any other State, must be allowed to carry out their duty to the readers, freely and fairly. No government in the centre or in states can preserve democratic traditions of India without supporting the freedom of the press, in spirit and reality. Unfortunately, PDP-BJP alliance in the J&K seems to have failed the right thinking people in Kashmir.”

“PDP-BJP government has set a new precedent of censorship, and it is totally unacceptable,” he said.

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