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KNZ NEWS DESK

Srinagar, Sep 3 : Alleging that while the newspapers have routinely started getting notices to explain things that have gone into print, the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) said now there are very disturbing reports about mediapersons being asked to disclose their source, something that has not happened even during the emergency.

The KEG in a marathon meeting discussed and deliberated upon various developments that hugely weaken this constitutional right, a statement issued on Monday afternoon said.

Recently, a magazine journalist Aasif Sultan was detained and Police have now registered a formal FIR after retaining him for six days.

KEG believes the police must make public the charges against him.
The “incriminating material”, the police have stated in a routine statement is too vague to be accepted as a reason.