In occupied Kashmir, despite tall claims by the authorities, Indian police are not allowing the distributors to circulate newspapers in north Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, a group of distributors, talking to the newsmen in Srinagar, said that the police personnel were not allowing distributors and hawkers to move beyond Mirgund on Srinagar-Baramulla highway. "Police have imposed an undeclared blanket ban on distribution of newspapers in north Kashmir," they added. They said, "We have not been able to even send a single copy to any of the northern areas for past 15-days." The distributors said that many a times the policemen seized the copies of newspapers at Mirgund, Choora or in Sumbal. Regretting that the undue restrictions have resulted in huge losses to the newspaper organizations besides depriving lakhs of people from getting the information, they said that the policemen assaulted their colleagues only for asking them the reason for the ban.