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KEG protests against assault on photojournalist

‘Won’t publish press notes, advertisements till demands won’t met’

K H News Service
[ March 19, 2017 ]

Srinagar/March,18: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Saturday staged protest against the assault on photojournalist by police official on Thursday outside the Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani’s residence.
The photojournalists had gone there to cover a joint presser of the resistance leaders.

The protesting KEG holding the images of assaulting photojournalist demanded apology from the police department over the assault on photojournalist.
While speaking during the protest, the KEG urged higher ups of the police department to apologies to the journalists beaten during the episode and take appropriate action against the erring officer.
“The attacks on journalists will stop the growth of the media. Such assaults have taken place in the past as well. We appeal to the authorities to take appropriate action in this regard,” the protesting KEG said.
The KEG informed that they have decided that the newspapers will neither publish the Jammu and Kashmir Police press notes nor the advertisement of the Police department till an appropriate action is not taken against the police officer who assaulted the photojournalist, Tauseef Mustafa who is working with AFP.
Pertinently, on Thursday, a police official assaulted photojournalist while they performing their professional duties outside the Geelani’s Hyderpora residence.