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and the harassment of Kashmir’s photojournalists continues…

This happened today, in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir:

The Kashmir Journalists Association issued a statement condemning the attack:

KJA condemns attack on photojournalists in Kashmir
Kashmir Journalists Association has strongly condemned the physical attack and seizure of cameras of photo journalists while doing their job in Kashmir’s Pulwama today.
In a shocking incident, police seized and thrashed four journalists who were covering a gunfight between forces and militants in Pulwama. The physical attack and seizure of cameras by uniformed men again highlight growing dangers faced by journalists in the Valley.
In the face of impunity enjoyed by forces in attacking media workers, it reflects the government’s tacit support to such acts. Else, there should have been a serious and strict action against the accused men especially when India’s rank dropped down to 140th on global press freedom.

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