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Cable operators call upon militants to reconsider decision


Updated at 1815 hours IST
SRINAGAR, MAY 13, KPS: Cable operators of the Kashmir valley have decided not air any obscene programme in coming future. They have called upon the militant outfits to reconsider the decision about imposing the ban on the cable operations in the valley.
In a statement to KPS,, the spokesman of the association said that a meeting of the members of the Kashmir cable operators was held here on Saturday, during the course of the meeting it was decided that in future cable operators won’t air any such channel, which is obscene. “Cable operators too are a part of the Kashmiri society and they would make sure that they play a role in building the neat and clean society,” statement added.
Statement further said, “We call upon the militant leadership to reconsider their decision about imposing the ban on the cable network in the valley, as there are more than 25000 people earn their livelihood through this network.”
Meanwhile, cable operators took out a procession from Lal Chowk to Hurriyat (G) headquarters at Rajbagh on Saturday. They were demanding that militant outfits should reconsider the decision about imposing the ban on cable networks. Later cable operators met the chairman of his faction of Hurriyat, Sayed Ali Shah Geelani and apprised him about the problems.
Sources said that Geelani told them that, Hurriyat would conduct a meeting in this regard and after taking the opinion of all the party leaders, any step would be taken. They added, Geelani told the cable operators that it is the responsibility of the cable operators to not to air obscene progarmmes