PDP MP’s wife threatens to get The Kashmir Monitor Editor eliminated

KEG takes strong exception

Srinagar, Aug 26, CNS:  The wife of a sitting PDP Member Parliament Saturday threatened Shamim Meraj, Editor of The Kashmir Monitor. newspaper.

The MP’s wife was upset with an editorial that KM had carried about the MP.

In a conversation lasting over 4 minutes, the MP’s wife not only abused the KM editor but also threatened to get him eliminated.” You don’t know what I can do to you. I will get you skinned alive and hang you. How can you write this against my husband”, she said.

“If my husband wanted he could have become the CM in 2006. I know who runs this paper. You see what I will do to you”, she added.

      Meanwhile, Kashmir Editors Guild  (KEG)  has taken a strong exception to a threatening phone call made by an MP’s wife to Editor, Kashmir Monitor.

In a statement issued here today, a spokesman of KEG said that wife of a senior PDP leader and MP called Shamim Meraj and threatened to ‘skin and hang him.’

The lady in question was reacting to an editorial published in Kashmir Monitor.

While describing the lady’s phone call as uncalled for and unacceptable, the spokesman said that any interference in the editorial policy of any newspaper by anyone, no matter how powerful he or she may be, will not be taken lying down.