In one of the major information blackout in the Kashmir valley, the Jammu and Kashmir government led by PDP-BJP alliance on Saturdary banned publication of newspapers in Kashmir for three days. The ban comes days after internet, mobile phones and cable television were banned in the valley, what authorities describe as government’s effort to bring peace in the valley.
Ever since the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani along with his two aides on July 8, Kashmir has been on boil taking the toll post Wani death up to 40 while leaving scores injures.
“The undesirable step was taken to ensure peace,” Hindustantimes.com quoted government spokesman Nayeem Akhtar saying.
The gag on the media comes after worst violence in the last six years.
Cable TV was also blocked but has been restored on Saturday evening.
“Pakistan has given (a) black day call. There is an attempt to subvert peace, it is an unusual situation so we were forced to take such an undesirable step,” Akhtar said. Pakistan on Friday said it will observe July 19 as a “black day” to protest what it said was killing of innocent people in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian troops.
The violence is the worst since 2010 when huge rallies were crushed, leaving 120 dead.
Sources: Internet news