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Omar, Mehbooba call press club takeover coup

Srinagar, January 15 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, vice president of National conference, Omar Abdullah and the President of Peoples Democratic Party, Mehbooba Mufti have termed the takeover of Kashmir Press Club by a group of journalists as a coup.

Today a group of journalists took over the Kashmir Press Club. A new interim body of KPC was announced in a statement. Senior journalist, Salim Pandit, interim president, announced the takeover to media.

Taking to twitter Omar wrote that there is no government this “journalist” hasn’t sucked up to & no government he hasn’t lied on behalf of. I should know, I’ve seen both sides very closely. Now he’s benefited from a sponsored coup.

The PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti also tweeted that today’s coup at KPC would put the worst dictators to shame. Agencies here are too busy overthrowing elected bodies & firing government employees instead of discharging their actual duties. Shame on those who aided & facilitated this coup against their own fraternity, she said.

All the IIOJK-based journalist bodies have also expressed anguish over the illegal and arbitrary takeover of the Kashmir Press Club by some journalists with open support from the local administration.

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