Communication blackout frustrating media as well » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, September 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the unprecedented curfew and communication blackout, imposed by India for the 37th consecutive day, today, is also frustrating local as well as international journalists.

Local media experiences a much more difficult situation as more than 180 English and Urdu daily newspapers publishing from Srinagar could not be published for the past 37 days due to restrictions and lack of access to the wires.

Meanwhile, four Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been served show-cause notices by the authorities for holding a protest at the university campus against the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. The action comes after a group of Kashmiri students took out a march and raised slogans against the curfew, communication blockade and atrocities by the Indian forces in the territory.

The deteriorating human rights situation in occupied Kashmir has echoed in the Swiss Press Club, Geneva, where more than 60 participants of Kashmiri and Pakistani origin of a seminar expressed solidarity with the besieged Kashmiri people. The seminar was organized by the Kashmir delegation participating in 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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