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Journalists facing harassment, threats of violence in occupied Kashmir
February 11, 2020

In occupied Jammu and Kashmir, journalists face harassment and threats of violence.

Kashmir Press Club has issued a statement about attacks and harassment faced by journalists in the region while reporting from behind India's communications lockdown. It includes testimonies of journalists who were harassed by police and the Indian authorities.

Journalists are being summoned in police stations and interrogation centers in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Not only local journalists, interntional media outlets like BBC and Al Jazeera have also reported harassment of their reporters in the territory by Indian authorities.

Since revoking the article 370, India has now allowed journalists to report freely from the occupied territory. Internet gag has also played an important role in silence the voices of journalists.

The situation for journalists in occupied Jammu and Kashmir is more dangerous and life threatening now than at any point in recent years.

Zahid/ Ahsan