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Pulwama-Shopian Journalists guild condemns DC’s order

Says journalists close to DC were allowed to cover the function


Srinagar, May 23 (KNS): Pulwama-Shopian Journalists guild Wednesday criticized and condemned the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) order of not letting journalists inside the premises of DC office for covering a District board meeting.
Journalists while protesting outside the DC office gate sought reply from the authorities as why only few journalists close to Deputy Commissioner were allowed inside while others were stopped to perform their duties.
Sheikh Hilal, Spokesperson Journalists Guild Shopian said “we understand the rules of an internal meeting and we respect such orders, but letting one journalist inside and barring others for the same is unacceptable and shows the double standard of administration”.
The journalists termed this as mockery of the press freedom and have decided not to cover any event or meeting of District Commissioner Pulwama in future. (KNS)