Truth a casualty in J&K: Mehbooba on police warning to BBC over report
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has warned the BBC for a report on the state of journalism in the Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370
Taking a dig at the J&K administration over the police threatening the BBC for publishing a story, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday (September 4) that truth has become a casualty and stating facts can invite punishment in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.
The PDP chief was reacting to the Jammu and Kashmir Police warning of legal action against the BBC for a report titled “Any story could be your last: India's crackdown on Kashmir Press” on the state of journalism in the Union Territory following the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.
In a post on X, Mehbooba said, “Since 2019, truth has not only become a casualty in Jammu and Kashmir but stating facts now warrants punishment.” Mehbooba, a former chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state, further said, “This BBC report only illuminated an inconvenient truth, which is also a problem for intolerant agencies, including the SIA (State Investigation Agency).”
(With agency inputs)