Attack on Greater Kashmir office in Jammu condemned

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Srinagar, Aug 7 (UNI) Kashmir based media today strongly condemned the attack on a leading English Daily of the state ''Greater Kashmir'', by some communal elements in Jammu late last night.

The mediapersons representing local, national and international organisations described it as an attack on the freedom of press.

They, however, said such attacks would not deter them from performing their professional duties.

They demanded a thorough probe so that the culprits are brought to book and punished.

An official of the Greater Kashmir told UNI that some armed people attacked the Jammu office of the newspaper at 2400 hrs last night.

He said one of them also opened fire. However, all the officials escaped unhurt in the attack.

Later, senior police and civil officials visited the newspaper office, he said.

Meanwhile, almost all leading and other small newspapers were facing acute shortage of newsprint.

Official sources said trucks carrying newsprint were stranded at different places in Jammu and Punjab for the past several days.

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