Jammu & Kashmir

Media barred from covering Hurriyat press conference called by Mirwaiz

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Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday barred journalists from covering a press conference called by Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Srinagar.

Reporters told Free Press Kashmir that the venue was surrounded by the armed forces after which journalists were not allowed to enter.

“With regard to the current grave and threatening atmosphere created in the Valley by the authorities part of which was the illegal raids conducted by the NIA at the residences of resistance leadership including of (sic) Mirwaiz-e-Kashmir and APHC chairman, Umar Farooq, a press conference will be held today at 2 pm by the Mirwaiz at his Nigeen residence,” a Hurriyat (M) spokesman had said earlier today.

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