Srinagar, August 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops aimed guns at staff of Srinagar-based English and Urdu newspapers soon after they left offices for home at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
The personnel associated with paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) late Saturday night aimed guns at the staff of Greater Kashmir and Kashmir Uzma shortly after they left home from their offices in Srinagar.
Greater Kashmir senior correspondent Abid Bashir along with Kashmir Uzma senior correspondent Bilal Furqani and another staffer Shafqat Ahmed were stopped by SSB men at TRC crossing near Radio Kashmir building.“They shouted at us and asked us to go back. We told them that we are journalists and showed them our curfew passes. They became more furious and refused to entertain the curfew passes. They aimed their guns at us,” the terrified staffers told media person after the incident.
“It was only after I called a senior police officer that we were let off,” they added.
This is not the first time that journalists have been targeted by the Indian armed forces’ personnel during the ongoing uprising.
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