Forces allegedly thrash photojournalist in Srinagar

Forces allegedly thrash photojournalist in Srinagar
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Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday allegedly thrashed a photojournalist in Srinagar while he was performing his professional duties.

Witnesses said that forces beat Shah Jahangir affiliated with news gathering agency, CNS near Jahangir Chowk as he was covering an event.

Shah was let go only after beating and thrashing.

“I was there to perform my professional duties as the men in uniform not only thrash me but stopped me from performing my work,” Shah told Kashmir Reader.

The authorities had deployed posse of police and CRPF personnel in Srinagar areas to foil the traditional 8th Muharram procession.

Restrictions were also in place to thwart any attempts of taking out a procession.