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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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The year 2008 was not much good for journalists as they had to work in tough situations and more roughness was added by the restrictions imposed by the government. Curfew passes were cancelled, even when a senior journalist came out from his home to get his new curfew pass as it was announced on Radio he was beaten up. Another incident was when a local journalist was asked by Central Reserve Police Forces ‘why is he moving in curfew?’ And as he told them he has a curfew pass he was asked to show it. He showed and the CRPF