CRPF Men thrash Precious Kashmir photo journalists in north Kashmir

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Sajad Hameed

Srinagar, Sep 11:Two photographers working with The Precious Kashmir namely Sajad Hameed and Firdous Qadri were rounded by CRPF men and assaulted when they were on the way to cover funeral of a slain Militant in North Kashmir.
They said that the CRPF troopers initially stopped them from proceeding towards the native of the slain Militant, Furqan aged 18, a resident of Langate in North
Kashmir and when they tried to argue, the CRPF men rounded them and thrashed them for more than ten minutes constantly.
Let us do our Job and let you do yours,’ i told the officer of Central reserve Police Officer, before they rounded two of us and started thrashing us mercilessly,”
Sajad Hameed, Precious Kashmir photographer from North Kashmir said.
Both of them suffered injuries and one had even to be rushed to the hospital. “They thrashed us for nearly ten minutes, What had we done?” Firdous Qadri asked.
Speaking to precious Kashmir a senior Police official from Handwara said that the incident is very unfortunate and the Police will investigate the matter.
”Journalists should be allowed to perform their professional duty, they must not be stopped from doing so,” the official said.