Srinagar: Journalists in Kashmir marched on Srinagar streets to protest against government’s barring journalists from covering Republic Day event in Srinagar.
Early morning five senior journalists were stopped by government forces from entering SK stadium, the main venue of R-Day at Srinagar prompting the entire fraternity to boycott the event.
Around 1pm, journalists assembled at Srinagar Ghanta Ghar and took out a rally which culminated at Kashmir Press Club in Poloview. They carried placards which read, “stop attacks against journalists”.
Those who were stopped to enter the Stadium include senior photojournalists Tausseef Mustafa of Agence France Press, Danish Ismail of Reuters, Aman Farooq of Greater Kashmir; video-journalists Umer Mehraj and Mehrajuddin of Associated Press.