Journalist barred for covering R Day in SK Stadium

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar, January 26 (KNB) : Media fraternity today boycotted the main republic day function at SK Stadium Sonwar after a few senior journalists were barred entry on the pretext that their verification report was adverse.

Despite having security passes issued by the police through information department the entry of a senior photo journalist Towseef Mustafa , was barred to cover entire R-day function, while another senior photojournalist Habib Naqash wasn’t provided with the security card.

Angry over barring the senior journalists to cover R-day function, entire media fraternity boycotted the function saying that the journalists should have informed me about the issue.

Meanwhile, all the media fraternity have assembled at the press club to chalk out the future course of action. “It has been decided that a protest will be staged at 1 pm against the inhuman treatment to journalists,” said a senior journalist.
Moreover, divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan asked media fraternity to submit the memorandum to him. “I will seek a detailed report from IGP Kashmir SP Pani over the issue,” he further said.(KNB)

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