India’s media crackdown continues in IIOJK as another news portal shut’s down

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A major news website based in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu Kashmir (IIOJK) has been shut down in Srinagar office after crackdown against press freedom by the Indian government.

The website and social media account were also blocked by authorities two days prior.

“Six persons used to sit at the office and we removed all our belongings and emptied out the premises today,” as per AFP.

This comes amid the Prime Minister Modi-led govt efforts to impose a clampdown against media freedom in IIOJK on a larger level with many journalists being illegally arrested or summoned due to their work since the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.

India’s Hindu nationalist Modi has been blamed by many critics of stifling opposition and media.

Fahad Shah, the website’s editor was accused of promoting terrorism and spreading fake news by Indian govt.

He was arrested last year and remains in prison.