India lifts ban on printing Kashmir newspapers amid unrest

July 19, 2016 8:01 AM

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SRINAGAR, India — Authorities in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir lifted a three-day ban on the publication of newspapers imposed during massive anti-India protests that left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured, and editors said they will decide together whether to resume publication later Tuesday.

“Government conveyed to us that it was a mistake. But we will require their reassurances about safety of our workers, reporters and printing presses,” Masood Hussain, a senior journalist and editor of English weekly Kashmir Life, said. Editors had denounced the ban as “gagging and enforcing emergenc...

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