Srinagar, June 13: Sunday did not fare out well for the crew members of News X and Times Now as they were disallowed from covering the joint seminar of the separatist factions. An annoucement declared that they would not be allowed to cover Hurriyat seminars in future as well.
It was during the seminar that Hurriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz Akbar made an announcement, “Reporters or cameramen of Times Now and News X are requested to leave the venue in the event that they are covering this seminar. It is also requested to the local channels that the footage of the seminar not be shared with these channels.”
He further added, “In their reporting of Kashmir, these channels have been found to be biased. It was decided in a joint meeting of pro-freedom leaders recently that these channels won’t be allowed to cover seminars, press conferences or other events of pro-freedom parties.”