Independent Indian Journalists to release Kashmir Report on 6 Dec


Srinagar: A group of Indian Journalists said that they will release a detailed report about the prevailing Kashmir situation on December 6 next month. “The report will be fair, based on truth. Our report will give ample space to people’s aspirations and mindset. We will mention everything in the report that people told us during their interaction with us,” Seema Mustafa, Sukumar Murlidharan, Anand Shay and Prem Shankar Jha jointly said during an interaction cum presser in Srinagar on Saturday.

 “Our group is apolitical and we arrived here with the sole objective to meet common people and know their views. We will file a detailed and accurate report and distribute it among all including civil society groups, government functionaries and parliamentarians,” Seema Mustafa said.

The group expressed anguish over the functioning of some Indian news channels. “A majority of the people complained that Indian news channels twist facts about Kashmir. It is a concern and can prove counterproductive,” they said.

Prem Shankar Jha said that government of India believes in whatever Intelligence agencies and people feed to it. “There is a need to know the views of common people and this was our sole objective. He said that inaction from the government of India over Kashmir imbroglio is unfortunate.”

Seema Mustafa said, they could meet only Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from the “separatist camp”. “The foursome talked to Yasin Malik over phone.”

They said that they will compile a comprehensive report and later submit it to the Government of India, members of the opposition, civil societies and journalists as well.

Pre Shankar Jha said that the group came to Srinagar to get the exact details about the situation from the ground.

Pertinently, a delegation led by former union minister Yashwant Sinha, which recently came to Kashmir and met a cross section of the society, has also submitted its report to the government about the current situation in the Valley. (CNS)

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