PCI constitutes committee to investigate ‘intimidation’ of Kashmir based journalists

Srinagar: Taking sou-mottu cognizance of former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti’s concern about the intimidation and harassment of journalists in Jammu and Kashmir, the press council of India (PCI) has constituted a three member fact finding committee to look into the matter.

According to an official handout from PCI, the three member committee consists of Prakash Dubey convener and group editor of Daink Bhaskar, Gurbir Singh Journalist from the New Indian Express and Dr Suman Gupta editor of Jan Morcha.

The PCI said that the committee is required to make a thorough probe into the matter holding discussions with the concerned authorities and the affected journalists and collect such information as it deem fit to submit its report to the council at the earliest.

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