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Thrashing of Journalists very unfortunate: Congress

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Srinagar Oct 18, The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Thursday condemned the thrashing of Journalists at encounter site in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar describing the incident as an attack on freedom of the press.

The party also demanded action against the personnel responsible, urging upon the authorities to take serious note of the matter.

In a Statement issued to press today, the JKPCC Spokesperson strongly condemned thrashing of Journalists and demanded stern action against the responsible personnel, saying that Media fraternity in Kashmir valley are performing their duties in a difficult situation, the  attack on them amounts to dismantling  the forth pillar of democracy.

While emphasizing that the journalists should be allowed to perform their legitimate duties the Spokesperson urged upon the Governor and DGP to look into the matter and order an enquiry into this unfortunate incident of thrashing of Journalists.

The freedom of press cannot be muzzled the Spokesperson added and said that authorities must ensure safety of Journalists while performing their duties.

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