J&K Police beating Journalist during Muharram march

'I asked them not to abuse us, they beat me up instead': a journalist stated how police beat them during the Muharram procession.

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Journalists were continuing their responsibility of reporting on the Muharram procession at Jehangir Chowk, Srinagar, on Tuesday afternoon when police from Shegarhi started beating them.

Sajad Hameed, a photojournalist with the press journal was one of the reporters beaten badly by the police during the procession.

The incident took place on Tuesday, in Muharram processions at Jehangir Chowk, Srinagar, Tuesday afternoon when police from, Shergarhi Police Station led by SHO Aftab Ahmad started beating them up.

Sajeed Hamid stated, "The police were abusing Hindustan Times journalist Waseem Andrabi. I asked them to not abuse my fellow journalist but they started beating me up instead. They hit me on the leg and broke the lens of my camera. I am in a lot of pain and I have suffered a huge loss."

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter, "He’s an independent photo-journalist. His camera is his livelihood. The administration owes it to Sajad to compensate him for the loss he has suffered while working."

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