All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) today said Freedom of Press plays a vital role in strengthening a nation's socio-political and economic scenario.
On the occasion of World Freedom Day, APHC in a statement said observance of this day globally reflects prominence of press and its impact on common people's life.
"The way members of Kashmir Media fraternity despite odds are carrying out their professional duties and bringing the ground reality before world, particularly in the last 30 years of ongoing uncertainty, is exemplary," it said. "APHC has always advocated for Freedom of Press and we hope that the local media fraternity will uphold their policy to report the ground reality of Kashmir fearlessly. Those forces who are trying to gag media and build pressure on them from reporting facts are trying to muzzle freedom of press," it said.