After abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir, few section of media are very angry with government of India and Some journalists are comparing Home minister Amit Shah & Prime minister Narendra Modi with Hitler. They are selectively running their propaganda against the govt.
The true reason behind the unhappiness of few journalists who were taking benefits due to article 370 in the valley. These journalists lived in luxurious bungalows of government in Kashmir valley but now these journalists are fearing that their benefits and power which they enjoyed in past are reducing nowadays because of abolition of Article 370 in Jammu & kashmir.
Now the Government has asked three senior journalists of Jammu & kashmir to vacate government bungalows. These journalists were living in luxurious government’s bungalows without fulfilling the required criteria. These luxurious bungalows were allotted to these journalists by previous government of Jammu & kashmir so that they could provide their “journalistic services” to government.
NDTV’s Bureau Chief Nazir Masoodi, Reuters senior representative Fayyaz Bukhari and Associated Press’s Aijaz Hussain have been asked to vacate their bungalows which was provided by the previous government.
After this notice of government, Kashmir press club has accused the government for harassing the journalists in kashmir. The Kashmir Press Club has said in an official statement that the government is persecuting Kashmiri journalists and forcing them to lean on the government side by creating pressure.
It is being said that these journalists always abused the central government policy and took state govt side in J&K and this is the reason that they were provided luxurious bungalows in Srinagar by previous state government.
On 4th September, Kashmir times Journalist Anuradha Bhasin has also filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging that restrictions have been imposed on journalists in Jammu and Kashmir. She has appealed to the country’s largest court to allow journalists in Jammu and Kashmir to work on their own will.
The govt of India said in Supreme court that a large number of newspapers are being published in the Valley every day and the editors of the Kashmir Times chose not to publish their newspaper.