Hakeem Yaseen condemns thrashing of journalist

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Srinagar, Oct 17: Chairman PDF and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Yaseen has strongly condemned thrashing of journalists by security forces at the gun fight site at Fateh Kadal in Srinagar on Wednesday, when they were performing their legitimate duty.
In a statement, Hakeem Yaseen has urged the Governor administration to ensure protection to journalists while discharging their professional duty. He has sought to punish the security personnel involved in thrashing the journalist adding that SOPs for both security forces and journalists should be rolled out to check harassment to the journalist fraternity. He has asked the Governor to intervene in the matter and punish the guilty at the earliest.
While hailing journalists working in Kashmir, Hakeem Yaseen said that the media persons have been rendering appreciable work in the conflict zone at the cost of their lives. He said that thrashing of journalists was most condemnable adding that such were against right and freedom of press. (KNS)