PCI’s Fact Finding Team In Srinagar

Srinagar: A three member fact finding committee of Press Council of India (PCI) on Wednesday arrived here to probe the alleged intimidation and harassment of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir.

The three member committee consists of Prakash Dubey, convener and group editor of Daink Bhaskar, Gurbir Singh Journalist from the New Indian Express and Dr Suman Gupta editor of Jan Morcha.

During their three day visit, the panel will interact with media fraternity and take note of their issues in performing professional duties. They will also hold discussions with the authorities before submitting a report to the council.

Pertinently, the PCI had constituted the three-member fact finding panel after taking suo-motu cognizance of former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti’s concern about the alleged harassment of journalists in Kashmir.

Mehbooba had also shot a letter to PCI seeking its intervention to prevent the continued harassment of media by the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir.

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