Modi govt disallows seminar on ‘Media Blackout in Kashmir’

New Delhi, March 15 (KMS): Modi government has disallowed a seminar to discuss media blackout and state repression in Indian illegally occupied Jammu Kashmir, scheduled to be held in New Delhi, today.

The Delhi police in an order made a lame excuse that it had inputs that there could be a law and order problem if the event is allowed to happen.

It said its inputs mentioned that the event was being organised by an “anonymous group” and that efforts to contact the organisers remained unsuccessful, although the poster announcing the seminar has a long list of fairly well-known organisers like the Students Federation of India (SFI), All India Students Association (AISA), the Delhi Teachers’ Forum (DTF) and the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM).

All of these organisations have offices in Delhi and remain quite active on different issues.

The speakers are also fairly well known across India, and included former IIOJK high court judge Hussain Masoodi; M.Y. Tarigami, former CPI-MLA in IIOJK; Nandita Narain, professor at St. Stephen’s College; renowned documentary filmmaker Sanjay Kak; and public commentator Anil Chamadia.


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