NEW DELHI — For the third day in a row, people in Indian-controlled, conflict-torn Kashmir did not get their newspapers Monday because they have been banned.
The ban came on top of the shutdown of cable TV operators and private cellphone service, actions imposed by the government as it struggles to control angry street protests against the killing of a popular leader of a terrorist group 10 days ago.
Newspaper editors are calling it an information war.
‘‘This is information blockade. Newspapers are not a threat to peace. We are not parasites,’’ said Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper in Srinagar. “In its absence, what are people relying on? This ban is not helping the situation at all here.’’
Young Kashmiris attacked police to protest the killing of Burhan Wani, a gun-wielding, social-media-savvy insurgent.
More than 33 people died and hundreds have been wounded in the clashes, the worst outbreak of bloody violence in six years in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region claimed by both India and neighboring Pakistan.
On Saturday, security forces raided printing presses and seized copies of newspapers.
The ban may last at least until Wednesday, a government official said. ‘‘It is a temporary measure to address an extraordinary situation,’’ Education Minister Naeem Akhtar told the Indian Express newspaper.
On Sunday, the Indian Journalists Union said this was ‘‘unacceptable in a democracy.’’