Srinagar: A day after government forces beat photojournalists in the Kashmir Valley, two photojournalists — Muzamil Matto working with Kashmir Reader and Zuhaib Ahmad — were hit by pellets while covering a protest in Rainawari area of downtown Srinagar.
Muzamil was injured by pellets in his head, back and arm, while Zuhaib has been hit in his eye and admitted to SMHS for treatment.
“We were hit when police were chasing protesters. A cop who saw us taking photos, fired pellets directly at us,” Muzamil said.
On Saturday a number pf photojournalists were thrashed and injured by government forces at Batamaloo here.
Superintendent of police North city Sajad Khaliq termed the incident ‘highly unfortunate and sad’ and said ‘he will inquire about it and will ask his men to prevent its repeat in future.’