CPI(ML) activist Kavita Krishnan and team prepares ground report on Kashmir situation post-370, Press Club of India denies permission to screen it

The Press club of India on Wednesday denied the permission to CPI(ML) Kavita Krishnan to screen a so called ground report on the Kashmir situation post-370 abrogation.

The report has been prepared by a team of Kavita Krishnan, economist Jean Dreze, CPI(ML) activist Maimoona Mollah, and social activist Vimal Bhai, who had been in the valley since past few days.

As expected by the political leanings of the people involved in the team, the report by them contradicts mainstream media reports to say that the situation in Kashmir valley is grim.

The team led by Kavita Krishnan wanted to screen a ten minute long film on their report, but were denied the permission required for it by the Press Club of India. Though they were allowed to adreass a press conference and share their concerns.

“Press Club of India denied us permission to broadcast videos or show power point presentation part of our report on ground situation in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370,” said Kavita Krishnan.

Responding to a question, Krishnan claimed that the Press Club authorities privately told them that they were under “surveillance and pressure”

“The Press Club told us we can’t use the projector. Privately they told us, that there is also surveillance here and they are under pressure. If we can’t show what’s happening in the Press Club, then where can we show?” she said.