Media demonstrates against harassment in Kashmir

The protests come a week after two photo-journalists including a Mexican national were allegedly assaulted by police and CRPF.

Last Updated: Aug 25, 2011, 17:10 PM IST

Srinagar: Srinagar-based mediapersons working with local, national and international organisations on Thursday staged an hour-long dharna here against alleged harassment by police and CRPF, while discharging their professional duties.

The scribes including reporters, photojournalists and video journalists held the protest following the recent assault and detention by police of two photojournalists in the Valley.

With black bands tied around their arms and carrying placards, Kashmir`s media fraternity demanded an end to the harassment by state police and CRPF personnel.

The protests come a week after two photo-journalists including a Mexican national were allegedly assaulted by police and CRPF, while covering a demonstration at Nowhatta in Srinagar`s old city.

PTI