Islamabad: The Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) Friday in an extra ordinary meeting termed clampdown of internet services in valley as extremely ironical on part of ruling dispensation.
The JKYJA decided to hold peaceful protest at Press Colony Srinagar on 02 May 2017 at 11.00am and appealed members of media fraternity to join the protests. The participants said this government’s move which is hitting the journalist community also amounts direct attack on right to life of the people linked to this service.
In a bid to impress upon government to restore the Internet services in Kashmir appealed the media associations of the state to participate in the protest for the larger interest of Freedom of Press in Kashmir.
Considering adverse impact on the economic prospects due to the Internet Ban appealed people from IT section, Tourism, Lawyers, Traders, Entrepreneurs and Teachers make sure their presence in the protest.
The participants observed that besides communication gag and now blocking of Social Media will prove disastrous as online world is source of earning for many spheres of life in present age of technology. If the decision is not revoked JKYJA in collaboration with likeminded organizations will hit the streets soon.
The spokesman said that JKYJA hoped that this protest will end the gag forced on the fourth estate in Jammu and Kashmir and will bring a permanent solution to such frequent gags.