"I don't understand why they are singling out us [journalists] just because we're reporting facts", Bhasin said. "The newspaper has petitioned the Deputy Commissioner's court where a hearing has taken place, but an order is pending", it added.
The mobile internet services have remained restricted in Jammu & Kashmir since last year's abrogation of Article 370, due to the threat posed by anti-social and separatist elements, as well as the propagandists based across the border.
After the Kashmir Times' Srinagar offices were sealed, a higher official of the estates department who asked not to be named told Anadolu Agency that the move was one "according to court orders to evict the occupants, who are illegally holding the public property".
"Some of the undersigned journalists would also like to extend an offer of devoting some work hours, for free, every day to support the Kashmir Times editorial team which can somewhat help sustain the paper in these hard times", it said in a statement.
"The Estates Department did not give any reasons for the government action". As a journalist, she has been very vocal about several policies and actions of the central government, both in Kashmir and across India, it said in a statement.
Aliya Iftikhar, CPJ's Senior Asia Researcher told RFI "this is yet another example of authorities in Jammu and Kashmir and India attempting to stifle any independent and critical voices".
"The J&K government should reverse the move, stop the harassment of Anuradha Bhasin and support an environment that enables a free and independent journalism to thrive". "How peevish!" its editor Anuradha Bhasin said. "The IJU strongly condemns the incident and urges authorities to allow free press to function independently".
"Anuradha [Bhasin] was one of the few local newspaper editors in J&K, who stood up to GoI's illegal and disruptive actions in the state", tweeted People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti.
Taking to Twitter, CPJ, which is based in NY, called upon the authorities to stop trying to silence "independent and critical voices", after the paper's premises were shut down.
The Jammu and Kashmir government had been renting the premises to the newspaper since 1993, as it does to other media outlets based in Srinagar's so-called "press enclave".
The Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) issued a statement in Srinagar, saying it "sees the sealing as the continuation of an abnormality being enforced on Kashmir media for a long time especially since 2010".
Mainstream political parties condemned the sealing of the Kashmir Times office and accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of scuttling press freedom and dissent.
She noted that the media in Kashmir have been going through hard times, "with lots of obstacles and the government, which has been trying to impose complete silence or complete censorship on the media".
South Asian Women in Media (SAWM) has condemned the sealing of Kashmir Times office in Srinagar by the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
India has been ranked 142 out of 180 countries rated on the World Press Freedom Index this year over the communications blackout in the part of Kashmir it administers.