New Delhi: The Editor`s Guild of India
today asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government not to impose
restrictions on the media which prevents them from carrying
out their duties.
"The guild is concerned over incidents of police
high-handedness towards the media during the recent unrest in
the valley," Guild President Rajdeep Sardesai said in a
He said, not issuing curfew passes to journalists is
"If the media is prevented from carrying out its
duties and reporting on the ongoing strife in Kashmir fairly
and objectively, it will only give rise to rumour mongering,"
The authorities will be playing into the hands of
vested political interests trying to incite trouble, he added.
Newspapers today failed to hit stands in the Kashmir
Valley in the wake of imposition of curfew following violence.
The state government had yesterday cancelled curfew passes for
media personnel restricting their movement.
The last time newspapers did not come out was in 2008,
during the height of the Amarnath land agitation.