Geelani condemns attack on KR reporters

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani has strongly condemned misbehavior and manhandling of Kashmir Reader reporter Saqib Mugloo at Ahmad Nagar on Thursday. Saqib was returning from Ganderbal where he was on an assignment.

Another reporter Umar Mushtaq was also thrashed at Kulgam while on way to cover Qazingund killings.

“Local media is vital for our movement and despite hardships, try to propagate our emotions, pain and agony to the outside world, sometimes at the risk of their lives,” said Geelani in a statement.

He, howsoever said those who misbehave  or manhandle media persons  are working for those who are “hellbent upon damaging and maligning this movement for their personnel petty interests”. He appealed to youth to have a close vigil in and around and discourage these “obnoxious” elements.

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