Kashmiri protesters throw stones and bricks towards Indian policemen during a protest in Srinagar

Curfew, shutdown continue in Indian Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: So-called Authorities decided to impose curfew in Kashmir on Tuesday for the 12th day running while separatists extended the protest shutdown for another three days here in Jammu and Kashmir.
A senior police officer said curfew will continue in parts of the Valley for the 12th day running on Tuesday to maintain law and order.
At least 43 persons have been killed in the spiraling violence that began in the Valley after a Hizb commander was killed along with two of his associates Indian forces on July 7 and tens of thousands Kashmiri attended his funeral to pay homage and support freedom struggle against Indian occupation.
Indian Authorities have snapped all mobile Internet connectivity and also suspended calling facility on mobile phones across the Valley.
Limited mobile phone connectivity is, however, available to subscribers on post paid mobile phones provided by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).
No vernacular or English language newspaper has been published in the Valley for the last three days.

Journalist body protests media clampdown in Kashmir

Local newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second consecutive day in curfew-bound Kashmir. No dailies – English, Urdu and Kashmiri – were available as the newspaper- owners decided not to publish them after authorities yesterday allegedly raided some media houses and seized their printed copies.

Calling it an “attack” on the freedom of the press, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has protested the alleged clampdown on the media in Kashmir Valley and demanded that it be allowed to function unhindered.
In a statement issued here today, IJU President S N Sinha, its Secretary-General Amar Devulapalli, International Federation of Journalists Vice-President Sabina Inderjit and Press Council of India members K Amarnath and Prabhat Dash, said that prohibiting publication of newspapers and confiscation of printed copies was “illegal” and “unconstitutional”, as the Supreme Court had ruled that prevention of printing and distribution of newspapers “amounted to pre-censorship”.
Local newspapers failed to hit the stands for the second consecutive day today in curfew-bound Kashmir. No dailies — English, Urdu and Kashmiri — were available as the newspaper- owners decided not to publish them after authorities yesterday allegedly raided some media houses and seized their printed copies.
“The J&K Police action in name of volatile situation in the Valley is an attack on the freedom of the media and unacceptable in a democracy…, The IJU demands that the police should desist from such illegal and unconstitutional actions immediately and allow the press to function unhindered,” the IJU statement said.
The IJU has already written to Chairman of Press Council of India, Justice (retd) C K Prasad, to take suo motu cognisance of the “illegal action” of the state police and initiate suitable action to protect the freedom of the press. Agencies