An emergency meeting of Kashmir based Newspaper Editors/Owners was held on Saturday afternoon in which the situation arising out of the police raids on all the printing presses was discussed threadbare.
This action of the government which resulted in breakdown of circulation of newspapers was strongly condemned.
The participants termed it as an attack on the freedom of press and vowed to fight it back at all costs.
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Meanwhile, a government spokesperson when contacted amidst meeting conveyed that “in view of apprehensions of serious trouble in Kashmir valley in next three days aimed at subverting peace strict curfew will be imposed and movement of newspaper staff and distribution of newspapers will not be possible”.