Kashmir newspapers publish blank front-pages to protest ban on govt ads

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Several regional dailies in Jammu and Kashmir published blank front pages in protest against the “unexplained denial of government advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader” on Sunday.

Among the protesting papers that went blank with covers were Greater Kashmir, Kashmir ObserverKashmir ReaderKashmir Vision and The Kashmir Monitor.

Notably, a day after the Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir administration stopped advertisements to the two major dailies.

The Kashmir Editors’ Guild had earlier urged the Press Council of India and the Editors Guild to exercise their legal, ethical and professional mandate to intervene, News18 reported. The guild had said that the media in Kashmir is one of the most professional and has retained its neutrality even at the cost of lives.

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