Srinagar, Oct 18: Condemning the thrashing of journalists by security forces on Wednesday at Fatehkadal in Srinagar, PDP has urged the state Governor Satyapal Malik to intervene in the matter and punish the guilty. In a statement issued to the media, the party’s Chief spokesperson Rafi Ahmad Mir said, “The journalistic fraternity has rendered selfless services in reporting the truth from ground zero, in this pursuit they have braved immense dangers” and this act of thrashing them is tragic, condemnable and invites attention of the Governor towards the matter. He said that such acts impact the right and freedom of press during reportage and it goes against the law, Mir said that PDP urges the Governor Malik to look into the matter and punish the guilty.
He said the action is the clear violation of SoPs and also sends across a wrong message worldwide meted out to the most courageous and brave journalists who report in tiring circumstances. He said PDP stands by the entire journalist fraternity, unconditionally and appeals to the government to secure their rights and such incidents won’t take place again.