SRINAGAR, JAN 22: Broadcast and Multimedia Journalist Association (BMJA) Kashmir condemned the attack on photojournalists by the forces during the gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
In a statement, BMJA General Secretary and Chief Spokesperson, Irfan Quraishi said that the photo journalists were carrying out their professional duties and attack on them is attack on fourth estate. Quraishi said that it is very unfortunate that the forces showered media persons with pellets from a close range.
Quraishi added that the violence’ against Kashmiri photojournalists is ‘unacceptable.’ BMJA called upon the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the pellet firing at journalists. “We demand authorities to conduct a thorough investigation on this blatant attack on press freedom.
Quraishi urged Governor Satya Pal Malik and Director General of Police Dilbag Singh to look into the matter as why the journalists are attacked time and again while discharging their professional duties. He said that BMJA demand strict action against the erring forces personnel.