Photojournalists Covering Pulwama Gunfight Assaulted


SRINAGAR: Photojournalists were assaulted by the police in Kakapora village in Pulwama while covering the gunfight.

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Screengrab of the video in which the cop was seen kicking Qisar Mir.

Reports said that Photo Journalists were thrashed by Police near Kakapora gunfight site.

A journalist who was covering the gunfight told Kashmir Life that while discharging professional duties, they were assaulted by police.

A video in which a police cop was kicking the photojournalist Qisar Mir has also gone viral on social media.

“One pointed a pellet gun and another kicked a local photographer  @QisarMir after chasing us away while covering clashes near the gunfight site in Pulwama today. Everyday story  of a journalist in #Kashmir,” Syed Shahriyar a photojournalist who was covering the gunfight tweeted.

Three militants were killed in an encounter at Kakapora area of Pulwama in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. Several persons were also injured during clashes.

According to police, they have been identified as Junaid Ahmad Nengroo resident of Prichoo Pulwama, Suhail Nisar Lone and Yawar Ahmad Wani both residents of Khrew Pampore, affiliated with proscribed outfits Al-Badr/LeT.


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