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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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Press body protests police 'high handedness'

A body of journalists from Jammu and Kashmir 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 Director General of Police (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. 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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Press body protests police 'high handedness'

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.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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