J&K Govt seals three offices of newspapers in Jammu

Last Updated: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 22:57

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Government has
sealed offices and printing presses of three English dailies
accusing them of publishing "highly inflammatory" material
pertaining to burning down of a religious place in Anantnag
district of South Kashmir.

District Magistrate Jammu M K Dwivedi ordered seizure
of offices and printing presses of the dailies late last
night.

"Notices have been served to printers and publishers
of these newspapers for publication of highly inflammatory
material pertaining to a religious place in Anantnag. The
publication of material was such that it could cause unrest
and communal tension," he said.

All Jammu Newspapers Editors Association (AJNEA) and
All Small and Medium Newspapers Association (ASMNA) passed a
resolution condemning the act and terming it an assault on the
freedom of press by the government.

The newspapers would be moving the Jammu and Kashmir
High Court for a stay on the government action.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 2, 2010 - 22:57

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