Journalists Covering Protests Beaten, Detained & Hospitalized

Srinagar, Nov 25: Three journalists were allegedly thrashed by police and CRPF personnel and another was detained while covering protests in the old city here.
Shahid Tantray, a photojournalist working for Dainik Bhaskar, was detained at Nowhatta police station while he was covering a protest in the old city.
Nowhatta police station SHO Iqbal Shah confirmed Tantray was detained during protests but did not say the journalists were beaten up too.
Two photojournalists and a video journalist were admitted to a hospital after they were allegedly thrashed by police and CRPF personnel while they were covering the protests in Saraf Kadal locality of the city.
Umer Mehraj, who works as a video journalist for Associated Press Televison News (APTN), Yawar Kabli and Showkat Shafi — both freelance photojournalists, were rushed to SKIMS hospital Soura after suffering bouts of vomitting.


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