May 2003 News

'Editor Not A Conduit For Hizbul'

11 May 2003
The Statesman

Jammu: The chairman of Kashmir Press Service Mr Akash Amin Bhat has strongly denied Delhi police's allegation that Mr Raja Mohi-u-Din was a spokesman of the Hizbul Mujhiddeen and that he received money for separatists. 'The allegation is baseless. A conspiracy has been hatched to stop the growth of our organisation. As far as Mr Mohi-u- Din's trip to Delhi is concerned, he had gone there for purchasing a colour printing press for our publication', he said, adding, that the editor was not working as a conduit for ultras. 'The militant organisations used to communicate their version of different incidents to us and at times communicate their decision to claim responsibility for the attacks to our agency and other news agencies. We have been working in a frightening atmosphere under the shadow of guns and we are still labeled as militants conduits', he said. Mr Bhat also made an appeal to chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to personally intervene in the matter so that his healing touch policy does not suffer.


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