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Press body protests police 'high handedness'

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A body of journalists from today staged a protest demonstration against the alleged assault on photojournalists by the state police and sought an apology from its top officials.

Condemning the police "highhandedness", the Kashmir Editors' Guild (KEG) members urged (DGP) S P Vaid to tender an apology to the journalists beaten by police personnel and take appropriate action against the erring officer.


"The recurrence of these incidents has become frequent and it hampers in discharge of professional duties by the media persons. It has been unanimously decided that we (local newspapers) will publish neither press releases nor advertisements of the Police department till appropriate action is taken against the erring officer," a KEG member said.

On Thursday, some journalists were allegedly assaulted outside the residence of Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, where the separatists had called for a press conference.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 19:42 IST
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