Photojournalist injured while covering clashes on city outskirts

Srinagar:

Abid Bhat, a photojournalist working with Kashmir Observer— a Srinagar based newspaper, was Friday injured while covering clashes near railway track in Rangreth area on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

Local sources and eyewitnesses said that Abid was hit by a protective shield of a policeman who tried to pull the shield to protect himself from being hit by a stone, thrown at forces.  Abid was hit while he was standing behind the policemen to capture the clashes.

Photojournalists accompanying Abid to cover the clashes said that Abid was hit on the eye-brow. He was immediately rushed to City hospital in Hyderpora area of civil lines of Srinagar, they said.

He received six stitches in the injured eyebrow.

Earlier, clashes erupted in Rangreth area after Friday prayers between youth and forces, when people took to streets to protest against Chadoora killings.

Pertinently, Abid’s photo of a young boy being subjected to punishment by making him to do UP-Downs on a Street in Habba Kadal area of Srinagar by forces was widely shared on Internet.

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