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National Front denounces sealing of KNS office in by occupation authorities in IoK

Islamabad: Vice Chairman Jammu Kashmir National Front Altaf Hussain Wani while taking strong exception to Indian occupation authorities’ act to seal local media outlet office (KNS) in Srinagar has said that the authoritarian act was part of India nefarious designs to muzzle media and press freedom in the region.

In a statement issued here on Sunday the JKNF vice chairman said that since August 2019 there has been immense rise in the incidents of coercion, intimidation and harassment of journalists in Kashmir. Terming it as an atrocious act against the press freedom and right to freedom of opinion he said that the policy of intimidation and coercion against the journalist community was meant to silence the truthful and critical voices who have played who played crucial role in exposing Indian brutalities and bringing Kashmir into international limelight despite a suffocating military siege and communication blockade imposed by the government of India after 5th August 2019.

Urging the international community to take effective notice of the Indian highhandedness, the JKNF vice chairman said that after wreaking havoc on the lives of people the government of India was hell bent on silencing the media to ensure a grave-yard silence in the region.

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