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Kashmir Journalists Accuse Indian Police of Muzzling Press The Associated Press

Journalists in disputed territorially Kashmir urged the Indian government on Monday to allow them to report freely and expressed concern about alleged police harassment since the region’s semi-autonomy was rescinded in August amid an unprecedented lockdown.

The Kashmir Press Club, an elected body of journalists in the region, said security agencies were using physical attacks, threats and summons to intimidate journalists. The group said the government should “ensure freedom of speech and expression as guaranteed in the constitution instead of muzzling the press.”

On Saturday, police summoned two journalists for questioning in Srinagar for reporting about a strike call issued by the read more >>>

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