J&K Cops Thrash Journos Covering Muharram Procession, Politicians Slam ‘Merciless Beating’
Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday beat up journalists in the heart of Srinagar at Jehangir Chowk and prevented them from covering the annual Muharram processions carried out by Shia Muslims, photojournalists said.
The victims accused the police officials of abusing and beating them. Videos show a police official leading the assault on the journalists and other policemen who were carrying sticks and assault rifles following him in the charge. Photojournalists say the police beat them up for no reason. The police have not issued any statement so far….
“Merciless beating of journalists is highly condemnable. We express serious concern over such repeated acts of use of force on the media fraternity without any accountability. Surprisingly the upholders of the law are out to demolish the founding principles of law,” tweeted Peoples Conference of Sajad Gani Lone….