Indian govt bans newspaper in occupied Kashmir

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The government of Habiba Mufti in Indian Occupied Kashmir has banned publication of independent English daily ‘Kashmir Reader’, calling it a threat to ‘public tranquility’.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone said, as reported by Indian media, “I District Magistrate Srinagar do hereby direct the printer, publisher and owner of daily Kashmir Reader to abstain from printing and publishing of the newspaper till further orders so that disturbance of public tranquility is prevented.”

Hilal Ahmad Mir, editor of the Kashmir Reader, said: “We received this order and we have not been verbally told anything. They have said we are a threat to peace. We are unable to understand, how we could be a threat to peace.”

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