Omar condemns assault on journalists

Omar condemns assault on journalists

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Friday called Photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa and strongly condemned the assault on him by an officer of the J&K Police.
Inquiring about Tauseef’s well-being, Omar said he strongly condemned the assault while demanding that the Government and the police leadership takes timely and exemplary action against the erring officer, a statement said.
“Media is the fourth estate of a healthy democracy and they have a significant role to play in holding the system accountable and ensuring injustice and impropriety is highlighted. This spirit of respect for our journalists should be upheld at all costs and I demand that stern action should be taken against the erring police officer”, the statement quoting Omar said.

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