A number of notable personalities including journalists, economist and political activist on Wednesday presented a ground report on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 at Press Club of India in Delhi.
The report that was based on a five-day survey had visual documentation as well but the Press Club did not permit to screen the movie.
In the press conference following the report presentation, economist Jeane Dreze said the Press Club denied permission to screen the 10-minute film on the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
She added that the press club informally told them not to screen the movie because of pressure. Expressing her disappointment over Press Club’s restrictions she said if they could not show what was happening in Kashmir at Press Club, then where.
Political activist Kavita Krishnan said the movie will be screened later and added that the press club privately told them that they were under pressure and couldn’t allow them to use the projector for the movie.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has announced the removal of restrictions from Jammu but maintained that curfew will continue in Kashmir for a few more days.
On August 5, the Centre revoked article 370 that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir and announced the reorganisation of two union territories i.e. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Following the abrogation, there has been a massive condemnation of Centre’s move by the Opposition as it accused it of subverting the constitutional boundaries and muzzling fundamental rights guaranteed in it.