#JournalismIsNotACrime: Armed forces physically assault Journalist in Downtown, Srinagar

‘After verbally abusing me, the CRPF men started beating me with sticks’

Srinagar: Armed forces (CRPF) troopers physically assaulted a freelance journalist Muheet Ahmad in the Downtown area of Srinagar on Saturday.

Ahmad was heading towards Fateh Kadal to perform his professional duties when CRPF personnel intercepted him near Bohri Kadal.

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Ahmad told Kashmir Reader, that not the CRPF troopers refused to lift the concertina wire to pave way for him but also abused him without any reason.

“After verbally abusing me, the CRPF men started beating me with sticks. Almost six troopers pounced upon me and beat me mercilessly,” Ahmad recalled.

He said he was left off only after some cops and CRPF men, posted at a distance came to his rescue. “Before letting me go, the troopers forcibly took pictures of my voter identity card. Today’s incident has shocked me,” he added.

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Recently, in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area, CRPF personnel snatched the phone of freelance journalist Adnan Bhat and deleted pictures he had clicked of the barricades, set up to block the road, KashmirWalla had reported.


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