Srinagar, February 27 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian authorities on Wednesday barred journalists from covering a press conference called by the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in Srinagar.

A journalist told media that they were not allowed to enter the Nigeen residence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq where he was scheduled to address the press conference.

“With regard to the current grave and threatening atmosphere created in the Valley by the authorities part of which was the illegal raids conducted by India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) at the residences of resistance leaders including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a press conference was to be held at his Nigeen residence, today” the Mirwaiz forum said in a statement in Srinagar, today.

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