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Anuradha Bhasin, Kashmir Times: ‘This is a virtual siege’


On August 5, the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu & Kashmir by repealing Section 370 and 35A of the Constitution. The state was subsequently split into two Union Territories — Ladakh and J&K. After the move was okayed by a parliamentary majority, the Centre imposed heavy restrictions on movement, communication and media freedom in the Valley, leading to an information vacuum.

BLink caught up with Anuradha Bhasin, the Jammu-based executive editor of Kashmir Times, who has moved a petition in the Supreme Court (SC) seeking intervention to restore communication lines and relax restrictions on the media. Edited excerpts ...


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