In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, many Kashmiri journalists refused to file fabricated stories on Kashmir and opted to resign from several English newspapers instead of the toeing the Modi regime’s line to advance the Hindutva agenda in the territory.
Besides being prevented from reporting the real ground situation, military violence and atrocities, the newspaper owners were also forcing these journalists to prepare fabricated anti-Kashmir and pro-India, mostly carrying BJP-RSS narrative, news stories. Journalists like Jahangir Sofi, Ishtiyaq Joo, Shaharyar Bukhari and Yaqoob Ali who were working with English daily Rising Kashmir for past several years have quit the newspaper.
Rising Kashmir and several other Srinagar and Jammu based newspapers are run and funded by the Indian army and Home Ministry to advance anti-Kashmir agenda.
Similarly in August, 2016, Kashmiri journalist Naseer Ahmed had resigned from an Indian News channel saying that the channel was forcing him to file fabricated anti-Kashmir stories.—KMS