Newspapers in IoK publish blank front pages to protest govt ban on ads

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Newspapers in IoK publish blank front pages to protest govt ban on ads

Srinagar (Web Desk): Many newspapers in Indian occupied Kashmir on Sunday published blank front pages in protest against the "unexplained denial of government advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader".


Among the papers that published blank covers are the Kashmir Observer, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Vision and The Kashmir Monitor, the Kashmir Media Service reported.

Authorities had stopped advertisements to the two major dailies a day after the February 14 Pulwama attack.

Condemning the ban, The Kashmir Editors' Guild said the media in Kashmir was one of the most professional and had retained its neutrality even at the cost of lives.