Photojournalists protest, seek release of colleague

Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Sept 6: Several photojournalists hailing from Pulwama district of south Kashmir today staged a protest and sought release of their colleague held by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on stone-pelting charges.
The photojournalists working with various local and national media outlets appeared in Press Enclave here and demanded release of Kamran Yousuf, who works with a local daily, from NIA custody. They were holding placards and banners which read “Kamran is a photojournalist, not a stone pelter”.
“He is an honest man and has always delivered his services honestly. He was penalised for delivering his services. I think the honest portray of news events particularly during the unrest of 2016 landed him behind the bars. It is unfortunate to witness such things in a mature democracy like ours,” a protesting photojournalist said.
The lensmen castigated a local daily with which Kamran was associated for disowning him and said he was working tirelessly for them from past two years.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here