Kashmir newspapers publish blank front pages to protest govt’s decision to stop ads to two dailies

All the major newspapers in Kashmir came up with blank front pages on Sunday to protest against the government’s decision to “stop advertisements” to two Srinagar-based newspapers. “In protests against the unexplained denial of advertisements to Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Reader,” read the blank front pages of the newspapers published on Sunday.

The decision to come out with blank front pages was taken by the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) that is also planning a protest march on Sunday afternoon.

The J-K government has stopped government advertisements to two local dailies Greater Kashmir – valley’s largest circulated English daily – and Kashmir Reader, another English daily published from Srinagar.