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Old 08-Jul-2010
Journalists protest in Rajouri

Jammu, July 7

Journalists of electronic and print media held a protest rally at Rajouri district headquarters today and condemned the use of force against their counterpart in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday.

Describing it a direct attack on the freedom of press, the journalists forwarded their resentment in written to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah through District Magistrate, Rajouri, GA Khawaja.

The journalists held a demonstration at the Gujjar Mandi chowk and flayed the action of the security forces against journalists while they were performing their profession duty.

Speaking on the occasion, Tazeem Dar, a journalist associated with Right Media Commutations and president of the Rajouri Press Council, demanded that an FIR be lodged against the security men who cane-charged the journalists in the Valley.

Another senior journalist, Varinder Malhotra, associated with Hind Samachar, said “This is a direct attack on the freedom of press and all those who used the force must be booked under law.” He also demanded a judicial probe into the use of force against the journalists.

The protesters also appealed to the Press Council of India to intervene and lodge a protest against the cane-charging of journalists in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the District Magistrate forwarded the representation of the journalists to the Chief Minister through the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.

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