Five Kashmiri journalists working with a Srinagar-based newspaper Rising Kashmir resigned on Tuesday after a militant organisation put out a list of mediapersons, accusing them of being informers of security forces, NDTV reported.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said it suspected The Resistance Front, a group associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba, to be behind the threats which were published on a blacklisted blog called “Kashmir Fight”.
The blog, allegedly being operated from from Pakistan, runs smear campaigns against various journalists and activists based in Kashmir, according to the police.
“We want to make it crystal clear that anyone related to occupier Indian-sponsored media houses in the Valley will not be spared,” the post read, according to The Times of India. “Journalists working with these traitorous media houses will be targeted as they are spreading the fake narratives.”
The police said that a first information report under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act has been registered against The Resistance Front at a police station in Srinagar.
“The content of the post [containing the list] clearly depicts the intention of terrorists and anti-national elements,” an unidentified police officer said, according to NDTV. “They have put the life of people, especially mediapersons, in danger by publicly calling them corrupt and giving direct threat to their lives.”
A journalist, who was among those…