Kashmir newspaper banned to prevent anti-India violence

Published On: October 4, 2016 12:21 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 4: Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed region.

The English daily "Kashmir Reader" did not publish for the second straight day on Tuesday following a government order over the weekend for its owner to halt publication.

In July, the government shut down printing presses and temporarily banned newspapers from publishing for three days in a sweeping information blackout after days of anti-India protests.

Kashmir is witnessing the largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian soldiers. More than 80 civilians have been killed and thousands injured in protest-related violence.


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