SRINAGAR: In occupied Kashmir, in a surprising development, Radio Kashmir Srinagar went off the air and consequently several popular programs could not be broadcast.

Media reports said that this is for the first time that Radio Kashmir Srinagar went off the air, and the incident happened before the scheduled march called by joint Hurriyet leadership to government-run radio and TV stations, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.

When contacted, Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar Dr Hamayun Kaisar pretended by saying: “The Narbal transmitter of Radio Kashmir developed a technical snag and current affairs programs including “Shehar Been”, “Gaimi Bayan Hund program” and “Wadi ki Awaz” could not be broadcast. Efforts are in full swing to make the transmitter functional.”

Interestingly the joint resistance leadership has asked people to stop the employees of Radio Kashmir, Doordarshan and State Information department from attending to their duties.

Joint resistance camp has urged people to block all roads leading to Propaganda machinery viz Doordarshan, Radio Kashmir and Information Department.