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Police seizes newspapers in Kashmir

Publishers on their websites have claimed that their print copies were seized

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 16 2016 12:03PM | Updated Date: Jul 16 2016 12:03PM

Police seizes newspapers in Kashmir

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Police has seized copies of major Urdu and English newspapers in the Kashmir Valley after midnight raids on the printing press creating an information blackout as mobile services also continued to remain suspended.

 
Publishers on their websites have claimed that their print copies were seized and people working for the printing press were also arrested.
 
"Policemen seized the plates of 'Greater Kashmir' and more than 50,000 printed copies of 'Kashmir Uzma' (Urdu daily) and closed down the GKC printing press," a report on the website of Greater Kashmir said.
 
Another English daily, Kashmir Reader said, "The posse of police seized the copies of Kashmir Reader."
 
"At 2 a.m., police raided KT printing press at Rangreth and detained eight people while seizing copies of Kashmir Reader," the daily reported on Kashmirreader.com.
 
Mobile network services  were suspended since Thursday evening and the mobile internet was blocked after the 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani was killed on July 8.
 
Unrest in the Valley continued for the seventh day on Saturday. Separatists have urged people to observe shutdown till Monday.