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Action Against J&K Cop Amid Anger Over Assault Of Journalists

The activity adjoin the journalists was broadly criticised.

After several journalists were thrashed in Srinagar on Tuesday while accoutrement Muharram processions, the Jammu and Kashmir Badge today took activity adjoin a cop who led his aggregation associates while acting adjoin the army at Jehangir Chowk. J&K's top cop had additionally criticised the actions, saying, "This is not acceptable".

In photos and videos aggregate on amusing media, the cop was apparent block abroad the journalists at Srinagar's Jehangir Chowk and thrashing them with a baton. A chief badge administrator said the Base House Administrator has been removed from Shergari badge base and confused to commune badge lines.

The adventure has sparked huge criticism. "He's an absolute photo-journalist. His camera is his livelihood. The administering owes it to Sajad to atone him for the accident he has suffered while working," above Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted while administration photos of the incident.

"Media is spending hours debating the animal tragedy and advance crisis in Afghanistan but will they allege up for their own association in Kashmir who were baffled to lurid today by aegis armament for accomplishing their job?" tweeted PDP baton and above Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti forth with the video that captures the anarchy at Jehangir Chowk.

Speaking to NDTV, Dilbag Singh, Director General of J&K Police, said "This is not acceptable. I accept asked SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police) Srinagar to booty austere activity adjoin the awry officer."

Officials said six Base House Officers (SHOs) in Srinagar were transferred today. The Shergari Base House Administrator is amid three SHOs who accept been removed and shifted.

Journalists in Kashmir accept been alive in difficult situations and there are common complaints about agnate assaults. However, activity from authorities has been rare. 

"DGP J&K Sh Dilbag Singh takes austere appearance of abominable behaviour with some media men in Srinagar yesterday. SSP Srinagar directed to booty actual activity adjoin the awry badge administrator (sic)," the Jammu and Kashmir Badge had beforehand tweeted.

Sajad Hameed, a adolescent freelance photojournalist said that his camera was burst while he was actuality thrashed on Tuesday. "My ancestor able me this camera. It was my altogether allowance aftermost year. I cannot allow a additional camera. Authorities should compensate," he said.

In a statement, the Kashmir Press Club accept apprenticed the authorities to "respect abandon of expression" and "allow journalists to accomplish their able duties".

In April, Inspector General of badge Kashmir Zone issued admonition to all commune SSPs to booty acknowledged activity if a announcer comes abreast an appointment armpit or "law and adjustment situations".

The arguable adjustment was issued afterwards a video was broadly aggregate on amusing media in which journalists were apparent actuality thrashed.

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