Senior Journalists Denied Entry To R-Day In Srinagar After ‘Adverse’ CID Report
Jammu & Kashmir police Saturday barred six senior photo and video journalists working for top national and international media organisations in Srinagar from covering the main Republic Dayfunction at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium in the summer capital. The CID reports on these journalists were “adverse”, the police said.
The journalist community in Srinagar boycotted the Republic Day ceremony in the city in protest against the police action. “The CID report in respect of below mentioned persons belonging to Media group have been found adverse and you are directed not to permit them inside the venue as their media cards for Republic Day 2019 treated as cancel,” the Security Wing of the J&K Police wrote in a letter signed by the Additional Superintendent of Police, Security, Kashmir.
The letter named Mehraj-ud-Din and Umar Mehraj, Bureau Chief and video journalist respectively of Associated Press Television (APTN), AFP photojournalist Tawseef Mustafa, ANI Bureau Chief Bilal Ahmad Bhat, Reuters photojournalist Danish Ismail Wani, and Daily Kashmir Uzma photojournalist Aaman Farooq.(Indian Express)
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