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Kashmir newspaper banned to prevent anti-India violence

  • Hayat Mohammad Bhat,  editor in chief of Kashmir Reader reads newspaper inside his office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The English daily "Kashmir Reader" did not publish for the second straight day on Tuesday, following a government order over the weekend for its owner to halt publication. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Hayat Mohammad Bhat, editor in chief of Kashmir Reader reads newspaper inside his office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The English daily "Kashmir Reader" did not publish for the second straight day on Tuesday, following a government order over the weekend for its owner to halt publication. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Maroof  Ahmed, a Kashmiri journalist working for Kashmir Reader watches as he sands inside his office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Maroof Ahmed, a Kashmiri journalist working for Kashmir Reader watches as he sands inside his office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri journalists work in Kashmir Reader newspaper office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri journalists work in Kashmir Reader newspaper office in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper, saying that its contents could incite violence in the disputed region.

The English daily "Kashmir Reader" did not publish for the second straight day on Tuesday following a government order over the weekend for its owner to halt publication.

In July, the government shut down printing presses and temporarily banned newspapers from publishing for three days in a sweeping information blackout after days of anti-India protests.

Kashmir is witnessing the largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian soldiers. More than 80 civilians have been killed and thousands injured in protest-related violence.