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CNS stage protest in Srinagar, Jammu against registration of FIR 

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Srinagar: Journalists affiliated with news agency CNS particularly district reporters from across Jammu and Kashmir on Monday staged peaceful protests both in Srinagar and Jammu against registration of an FIR against the agency for circulating the letter of Hizb militant Manan Wani.

The spokesman in a statement said that police station Kothi Bagh has lodged an FIR vide number 62/2017 against Current News Service for ‘providing space’ and circulating the article of Manan Wani terming his content as propaganda.

In Srinagar, a large number of scribes held a peaceful march that started from Press Enclave and culminated at Clock Tower Lal Chowk. The scribes were carrying banners and placards which read: ‘In democracy, we need free press,’ ‘Stop harassing journalists,’ Stop intimidating CNS,’ ‘Being a journalist is not a crime,’ etc.

CNS reporters also held a peaceful demonstration at Press Club Jammu. The protesting reporters denounced the police action and asked authorities to stop harassing journalists.

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