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Kashmir newspapers expected to hit stands from Thursday

Narada Desk | July 20, 2016 5:20 pm Print
The government had earlier put curbs on the media on Saturday which was later lifted on Tuesday.
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Few days after J&K Mehbooba Mufti denied ban on newspaper publication, the Kashmir newspapers are expected to hit the stand from Thursday.

The government have assured editors and publishers that their work won’t be hindered by the heightened security in the Kashmir Valley in the wake of unrest that has left over 40 people dead and hundreds injured.

The violent protest in Kashmir erupted following the death of Burhan Wani.

The government had put curbs on the media on Saturday and lifted the ban on Tuesday, saying the decision taken at some “local” level was a mistake.

But newspapers refused print runs, alleging that the authorities were denying that the government had banned newspaper publications in the valley.

The logjam was resolved in a meeting on Wednesday between Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and editors of Srinagar-based newspapers.

Editors and publishers said the Chief Minister “regretted” the ban and assured them of unhindered news gathering, printing and distribution.

-IANS

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