Normal day for journalists in Kashmir says Senior Journalist Rahiba R.Praveen.
Source – UNI
While covering the District Development Council (DDC) polling in South Kashmir, it is claimed that three Journalists were ruthlessly beaten by police which led to one of the journalists being hospitalized and their equipment and cameras seized.
At 12.18 PM, Thursday, senior Kashmiri Journalist, Rahiba R.Praveen tweeted about the alleged incident and said “Three journalists including a stringer with a regional news channel…beaten by police…No news so far!”
She also said that two of them work in a regional news channel and one with a national channel.
Three journalists including a stringer with a regional news channel have been ruthlessly beaten by police while covering DDC polling in south #Kashmir. One of them has been hospitalised & their equipment..cameras were seized. Normal day for journalists in #Kashmir.No news so far!
— Rahiba R. Parveen (@RahibaParveen) December 10, 2020
Her tweet, quickly gathered views and shortly the Kashmir Press Club came out with a strong condemnation.
According to a recent report by the UNI, the three journalists were allegedly slapped and detained for about 90 minutes in the south Kashmir district of Anantnag, where they were covering the DDC elections.
— United News of India (@uniindianews) December 10, 2020
Meanwhile, the Kashmir Journalists club, strongly condemned the thrashing of three journalists, Mudasir Quadri (Stringer with news18 urudu) and Junaid Rafiq (TV 9) and Fayaz Lolu (Stringer with Etv Bharat).
The Kashmir Press club has termed this incident as unfortunate, and asks the chief election commissioner to take note of such incidents and initiate actions against the concerned police official.