PDP condemns attack on journalists, says “cops have shown disregard”

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Government forces beating up and later detaining three journalists of The Kashmir Walla outside office in Srinagar.

Srinagar: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday condemned the attack on journalists in downtown area of Srinagar.

The party said it “strongly condemn this attack and detention of three journalists. Once again cops have shown disregard to the fourth pillar of democracy.”

On Friday, as the clashes between youth and the government forces were reported from some areas of the city, three journalists of The Kashmir Walla were outside the office premises when the forces barged at them. Eyewitnesses said that the forces beat them up badly and took them away in a Rakshak vehicle. They were detained at local police station.

The three journalists are identified as Online News Editor Saqib Mugloo, Features Writer Kaiser Andrabi and Multimedia Journalist Bhat Burhan.

“If press is not respected then it is obvious truth will be first tragedy @KashmirPolice should look into this & act,” the PDP tweeted a brief statement.

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