Srinagar, Aug 28: As the local channels remained off the air, Internet, national and International radio and television channels are the only option for people of the Kashmir Valley to know about the happenings around the world.
Besides, no local newspaper hit the stands for the past fifth day today. Readers could not get regional and national papers due to curfew restrictions.
All local television channels have stopped airing any programme since August 24 after District Magistrate, Srinagar, asked them to stop airing news and current affaris programme because of the prevailing situation in the Valley.
The channels had telecast live Muzafarabad, UN Military Observers Office here, Pampore and Eidgah chalo, calls for which were given by the Coordination Committe (CC) spearheading the present agitation in the Valley.
Not a single of more than 40 english and urdu daily newspaper was published here due to curfew.
The newspapers published from Jammu, Chandigrah and New Delhi also could not reach to their readers because of the lack of means to circulate these following curfew.
The management of a leading english daily Greater Kashmir, avilable on Internet only, said they could not publish the newspaper, as staff could not make it to office due to curfew restrictions.
Another english daily Kashmir Monitor was also available on the internet.
However, Valley people remained in touch with the outside world through Internet editions of the world newspapers.
Television and Radio channels are other means for the people to know about the happening around the world.