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Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the violence that members of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) used against two employees of the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, Mohammad Jaffar and Abdul Qayoom, in Peerbagh, in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 20 July. RWB is also disturbed to learned that Internet and 3G mobile networks were blocked in Jammu and Kashmir on 18 July after members of the Border Security Force (BSF) shot six demonstrators during a protest against the BSF’s recent intrusion into a mosque. “We are outraged by this police attempt to block information in Peerbagh and

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For obvious reasons freedom of the press in Kashmir is limited and constrained. Military occupation with its attendant curfews, roadblocks, checkpoints, searches, surveillance, wiretapping of calls and emails, and state-sponsored violence from custodial deaths and extrajudicial killings to torture and disappearances, produce immense pain and suffering among Kashmiris. Intimidation and fear are widespread. That is the intent and design and logic of occupation. In such a repressive and oppressive atmosphere people are reluctant to speak freely and provide information to journalists and journalists do not have freedom of movement to report stories. Occupation nourishes and sustains a climate of timidity,

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Gowhar Bhat, a journalist, was beaten up by police in Lal Chowk, Srinagar in 2010 when he was covering a street protest. One forms a perspective based on two things: what one gets to see, and one’s own sense of reasonability, sensibility and logic. Quite often, in the case of many, it is the lack of both. The ideas and opinions I hold of Kashmir today are based on what I have seen, mostly from afar, and the sense that I have tried to make of it. Most of these have been from the point of view of a journalist

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Mushtaq Ali, a photographer who was killed in a ‘parcel bomb' is buried at martyrs graveyard Eidgah. Lassa Kaul Director, Doordarshan Date: February 13, 1990, Location: Srinagar Kaul was allegedly killed by militants on his way home. The then Governor Jagmohan explained the murder on the grounds that Kaul had incurred the wrath of the “terrorists” by broadcasting programs, which the militants thought were “un-Islamic”. Mohammed Shaban Vakil Editor, Al-Safa Date: April 23, 1991. Location: Srinagar In April 1991 some unidentified gunmen barged into the office of the Al-Safa newspaper and shot dead its editor Mohammed Shaban Vakil. The killing