KPPA condemn attack on photojournalist
Srinagar, July 23: The Kashmir Press Photographers Association (KPPA) Monday condemned the action of Jammu and Kashmir Police of manhandling a photojournalist and breaking his camera while he was performing his professional duties.
In a statement issued here, KPPA condemned the Police action of roughing up of Rising Kashmir photojournalist, Farooq Shah and breaking of his equipment. The statement said Shah was performing his professional obligation while covering a protest at Barzulla. The statement said seeing Shah capturing video of the protest, the policemen not only roughed him up but also broke his camera to erase the footage.
Describing the act as highly condemnable the statement said that such incidents would not stop the photojournalist community from performing its duties with professionalism.
Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.