SRINAGAR: The authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have suspended the passports of some journalists and at least one Kashmiri political activist.
According to the details, the Regional Passport Office in Srinagar has emailed at least two journalists and a political activist, among others, alerting them that their passports have been suspended, Indian news website The Wire reported. The report said, they were termed as “security threats to India.”
The email, which was seen by The Wire, also instructs recipients to get in touch with the Srinagar office. “Action will be taken against you if you are unable to contact us before the date as mentioned,” the message warns, as per the report.
Devinder Singh, the passport officer in Srinagar, claimed that some passports of people living in IIOJK are being detained due to the instructions from the Indian intelligence agencies.
“I’m unable to say how many people’s passports will be suspended, but we have received instructions to do so. Some of them have been informed about the course of action,” Singh told The Wire.
The report quoting sources said the list of the people whose passports are being impounded has been prepared by the Indian agencies and it includes names of some journalists, academicians, lawyers, and political activists.
A political activist who works with Peoples Democratic Party and is a close aide of Waheed Parra, the party’s youth president, is among those whose passports have been impounded by the authorities, it said, adding that tactivist too has been termed a “security threat to India”.
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