No newspapers in curfew-bound Kashmir Valley

October 6th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Oct 6 (IANS) Most newspapers in the Kashmir Valley suspended publication on the second day of curfew Monday as they claimed authorities had issued “insufficient curfew passes” to their staff. In a statement issued here, newspaper owners said insufficient curfew passes had been issued to their journalists and technical staff. As a mark of protest they had decided to shut down publication for the day, it said.

Curfew has been imposed throughout the valley since Sunday in a bid to stop a separatist march to the city centre Lal Chowk. Senior separatist leaders like Jameet-e-Ahle Hadis chief Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik have been arrested ahead of the march.

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