Newspapers in the Valley on Sunday decided to resume publication following an assurance from the State government at a meeting with media associations that the curfew passes would not just be issued to journalists but would also be entertained by the security agencies.
“All issues raised (by the journalists) were resolved amicably at a meeting between the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Secretary Information Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and the representatives of media associations,” an official spokesman said.
He said the representatives of media associations assured that publication of newspapers shall be resumed.
A spokesman of the media associations said that they have decided to resume publication of the newspapers following assurance by the authorities that curfew passes would not only be issued to newspaper employees but would be entertained by the security agencies.
A case registered against a private TV news channel would also be reviewed by the authorities, he added.
Newspapers in the Valley had suspended publication as the State government had on July 7 cancelled curfew passes of media personnel restricting their movement.