Modi regime using brutal tactics to harass journalists in IIOJK, India

Islamabad, November 02 (KMS): As the world is observing International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the media persons are facing state repression in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in India.

A report released by the Kashmir Media Service, today, said Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is using different brutal tactics to harass journalists in IIOJK and India. It pointed out that since 5 August 2019 journalists have reported an intensified crackdown by the authorities in IIOJK. It said, the media persons are booked under draconian laws for speaking truth in the occupied territory.

“Media is facing immense pressure to toe Hindutva line in IIOJK and India. Modi regime is trampling basic principles of press freedom. Journalists are threatened and abused on social media by the Hindutva brigade for exposing Modi govt’s failures,” the report said. Journalists in India are increasingly facing intimidation by Hindutva forces for running stories critical of RSS-backed BJP regime, it added.

The report said that most of the mainstream media outlets in India have been corrupted by BJP and are run by Indian agencies. It said, many mainstream media organizations in India are owned by BJP and RSS business tycoons who work for Hindutva policies.

The report maintained that the BJP-led Indian regime must be punished for muzzling independent press in IIOJK and India.

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