Leaders Criticise Sealing Of Kashmir Times Office In Srinagar
Political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday reacted sharply to the sealing of the office of ''Kashmir Times'' in Srinagar by authorities, while a group of about dozen journalists offered their services for free as a mark of solidarity with the newspaper.
The Estates Department on Monday sealed the office of the prominent English daily allotted to it in a government building at Press Enclave, with the newspaper owners claiming that no prior notice was given to them.
The former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah condemned the government action.
"This explains why some of our ''esteemed'' publications have decided to become government mouthpieces, printing only government press handouts. The price of independent reportage is to be evicted without due process," he alleged in his tweet.