Srinagar, Aug 21, ;

Former Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday alleged that the government has squeezed the freedom of the press in Jammu and Kashmir.

She was reacting over the news outlet ‘The Kashmir Walla’ that has been blocked by the government.

“It’s not about the Fahad Shah who is languishing in jail or ‘The Kashmir Walla’ but almost all the media men running newspapers have been deprived of advertisements. Even they are being dragged out of their quarters.

“Here is the only one man who is the media advisor of LG and is a private person is calling the shots. Although he has no authority, he decides which ‘Dailies’ will get advertisements and which news reports will decorate the pages of newspapers. Either he is doing it or was being done by their man against whom 25 FIRs stand lodged. They are talking about the constitution but have actually ravished it,” she said.

Mehbooba Mufti said that no law works in Jammu and Kashmir this time. “Those who speak the truth and show the mirror to power are being deprived of advertisements. And those who are obliging to the government and publish its narrative are being given advertisements, quarters, and other perks.

Mehbooba Mufti claimed that all decisions are being taken by the advisor of the Lieutenant Governor when it comes to dealing with the media. [KNT]


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