Kashmir dailies print blank front pages to protest gov't ad ban | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Kashmir dailies print blank front pages to protest gov't ad ban

Major English- and Urdu-language newspapers in Indian-administered Kashmir have printed blank front pages to protest against the central government's decision to block advertisements to two dailies.

In place of regular news, the papers' front pages, on Sunday featured a message denouncing the "unexplained denial of government advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader". Several journalists, led by the Kashmir Editors' Guild (KEG), also held a demonstration in the main city of Srinagar, demanding the withdrawal of the ban.

The government action against the two newspapers came two days after a deadly suicide attack in Pulwama on February 14, which brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

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