Srinagar, Nov 18, KDC: Jammu and Kashmir Workers Party President, Mir Junaid on Friday met Lt Governor J&K Manoj Sinha and expressed deep concern over recent threats issued to journalists working in Kashmir by terror organisations, and the subsequent resignation of five media persons over the threat.
Junaid in a statement to news agency Kashmir Dot Com said “The space for media freedom and active civil society has been steadily affected due to the terror threats in the region.
While assuring the safety of Journalists, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said that “We assure the safety and support to our brave journalists who have always been on forefront performing their professional duties.”
“We are keenly looking after the developments and soon the culprits associated with the threats will be behind bars. Our Journalists are brave enough to go through such terror threats and they have time and again proved that pen is mightier than gun,” the statement said.
Mir congratulated Lt Governor Manoj Sinha for reaching out to forgotten villages by way of providing electricity to border village Rangwada, 35 kms from Kupwara. Pertinent to mention that after 1947, when India got freedom, the village saw electricity for the first time. Mir said that under LG administration, UT of J&K is witnessing a new era of development for which LG Manoj Sinha will be remembered. The village was covered under Deen Dhayal scheme and the residents of the village expressed joy and appreciated the LG led administration for providing the electricity in the village.
Mir, while discussing the issue of electricity, water, and road connectivity during the winter and the snowfall, he requested LG for directing administration to facilitate people during this winter. LG Manoj Sinha assured that administration is on toes with men and machinery on standby. We will ensure electricity, road connectivity and water during this water. I will be personally monitoring the situation to facilitate people during the harsh winters. (KDC)