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University students protest against media gag in IOK

Srinagar, May 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the students of journalism at Central University of Kashmir in Ganderbal protested during a function against the curbs on the press in the territory. The students reacted in protest to an event organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Press Association in collaboration with the University to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day on Tuesday.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asghar Hassan Samoon, was the chief guest at the event. Director Information, Muneer-ul-Islam, was also present on the occasion. The demonstrators, mostly second semester students of convergent journalism, stood up during the function as soon as the Divisional Commissioner started speaking. They displayed placards against media gag in the occupied territory.

One of the placards read, “We are not celebrating the press freedom day, but we are mourning it.” The students then walked out of the function and staged a silent sit-in demonstration in the University lawn. On the other hand, the journalists organised demonstrations at Press Enclave in Srinagar on the World Press Freedom Day against the new advertisement policy of the puppet administration. Indian police arrested scores of scribes who tried to march towards the puppet Chief Minister’s residence.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736

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