India wants to crush journalism: Mehbooba

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti has said that it is no secret that the BJP-led government wants to crush journalism in India and the occupied territory.

Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, “Immediately after Indian Chief Justice’s remarks on the role of journalists in a democracy, Aakash Hassan was barred from travelling abroad. It’s no secret that Indian government wants to crush the very backbone and fourth pillar of our democracy because of its intolerance to the truth.”

She was reacting to authorities not allowing a Kashmiri journalist, Aakash Hassan, to travel to Sri Lanka for covering the ongoing crisis in the neighbouring country. Earlier, the government had prevented Pulitzer award recipient Sanna Mattoo from travelling to Paris.—KMS

 

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