Expressed sympathies with KNO Editor Nasir Azam over demise of his grandmother
Srinagar, Sep 29: The Jammu and Kashmir Young journalist Association (JKYJA) has strongly denounced the government decision to impose ban on the entry of journalists in hospitals. The president JKYJA Ajaz Ahmad War said media voices are being suppressed these days, adding, the reasons used to justify such a move were odd and biased, adding, the order by the principal and Dean GMC Srinagar reflects the reaction of widespread condemnation over the incident of rude behavior by a doctor.
He said the decision is sheer violation of the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas through any media regardless of frontiers”
He said that by issuing such dictatorial orders the accesses of journalists is being choked which is highly undemocratic and aimed to keep reality hidden within the hospitals premises.
Meanwhile JKYJA has expressed grief and sorrow over the said demise of the grandmother of Nasir Azam, the Chief Editor Kashmir News Observer. Senior member JKYJA Bilal Bashir Bhat called over Nasir Azam on phone and condoles the sad demise on behalf of the association and prayed for the departed soul.