Srinagar: Newspapers in the Valley today
decided to resume publication following an assurance from the
state government at a meeting with media associations that the
curfew passes would not just be issued to journalists but
would also be entertained by the security agencies.
"All issues raised (by the journalists) were resolved
amicably at a meeting between the Principal Secretary to Chief
Minister and Secretary Information Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and
the representatives of media associations," an official
He said the representatives of media associations assured
that publication of newspapers shall be resumed.
A spokesman of the media associations said that they have
decided to resume publication of the newspapers following
assurance by the authorities that curfew passes would not only
be issued to newspaper employees but would be entertained by
the security agencies.
A case registered against a private TV news channel would
also be reviewed by the authorities, he added.
Newspapers in the Valley had suspended publication as
the state government had on July 7 cancelled curfew passes of
media personnel restricting their movement.