Srinagar: North Kashmir Journalist Association (NKJA) strongly condemns the gag on media in entire Kashmir valley day in and day out. The association members also protested against district administration and the authorities when media person working with various national, and local media organisations were not allowed to cover the meeting held in Dakbanglow in which of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah along with other cabinet ministers discussed law and order situation with “civil society, locals representatives” of the district Baramulla.
According to statement issued by North Kashmir Journalist Association, when some journalists tried to enter the premises of Dakbanglow Baramulla in North Kashmir to cover the event but security personnel deployed told that media persons are not allowed to cover the event.
“We have a list of people from Deputy Commissioner Baramulla office only enlisted people are allowed to go inside. No media person is allowed,” said a police officer deployed at main entrance gate of Dakbanglow Baramulla.
Even though the scribes called Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bashir Ahmed Bhat and other concern officer but of no avail. Later, all the journalists in protest left the spot and decided to boycott functions of district administration in future.
NKJA condemned the gag of media by the civil administration. “We wonder transporters, NGO’s, Municipal Council were allowed but no scribes,” rued a senior journalist.