SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday congratulated Sajad Haider on being elected as the president of the Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG), hoping the elected guild members including the president will work for the furtherance of free and fair journalism in Kashmir.
In a statement, the party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani in a joint statement passed on good wishes to the elected office bearers of the guild and hoped that the newly elected guild members will be able to live up to the cause of guild. “JKNC congratulates and pass on good wishes to Sajad Haider, Masood Husain, Shafat Kira, Manzoor Anjum, Haji Muhammad Hayat and all the members of executive committee for their added, exalted and significant assignments. We are sure that the newly elected guild members will uphold the true spirit of journalism, and ensure the speedy redressal of issues concerning the journalistic fraternity in Kashmir,”
Party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, additional Spokesperson Sara Hayat Shah have also felicitated the newly elected KEG President and other members of the executive committee.
Meanwhile, party spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar took strong exception to the highhandedness of forces against the photojournalists in Pulwama, saying incidents like these do not augur well in a democracy. “I express my sympathies with the photojournalists and demand a thorough probe into the incident. Journalists and the media fraternity of all hues are the eyes and ears of people, any jibe on them is a jibe on people’s rights to information. The erring officers behind the incidents should be dealt with under law. I express solidarity with the photojournalists and pray for their fast recuperation,” he said.