Protest against ban on ‘Reader’

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Srinagar: Journalists working with local and other media outlets on Thursday held a silent protest demonstration at the Press Enclave against the ban on daily Kashmir Reader newspaper. 

The journalists demanded revocation of the ban on the newspaper, which completed 12 days on Thursday. Journalist expressed their displeasure by holding placards, banners and posters. 

The Srinagar magistrate on October 2 had asked the owner of Kashmir Reader not to publish the newspaper citing reasons that its contents ‘tends to incite violence and disturb peace and tranquility.’ 

The Editors Guild of India had also asked chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to “reconsider the order to ban the publication” of Kashmir Reader. International rights watchdog Amnesty International also urged the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to revoke the ban, saying it is "against the spirit of democracy and freedom of press".

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