Jashn-e-Baramulla: 3 journalists allegedly thrashed by Army

Baramulla: Three local journalists were allegedly thrashed by the Army while covering the Jashn-e-Baramulla function here on Friday afternoon.

As per the Kashmir Despatch correspondent the Army hosted Jashn-e-Baramulla in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, wherein, Bollywood actor Amisha Patel was the Chief Guest of the occasion.

The function as per the journalists was going well until the scribes asked to get a byte from Bollywood actress Amisha Patel in a professional manner. However, as per the journalists, the army officials allegedly started beating them without doing anything wrong.

As per the reports, three journalists were allegedly beaten, Suhail Khan, online editor Kashmir Despatch, Kashmir Crown reporter Ashiq Mir and a Mudasir, whose camera was also destroyed by the Army.

“First, we were invited to cover the function at Jashn-e-Baramulla by the Army, however after we were covering the event and asked chief guest to cover the function professionally, we were not only beaten, but our equipment was destroyed”, said one of the journalist.

Soon after the incident, journalists boycotted a staged a protest against the Army for allegedly thrashing three journalists despite being asked to cover the function.

Army officials could not be contacted for the comments. Story will be updated after getting quotes from the official. (KD)

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