Attack of journalists tantamount to dismantling forth pillar of democracy: Congress
Srinagar: The state Congress on Thursday strongly condemned the thrashing of Journalists at encounter site in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar, describing the incident as ‘an attack on freedom of the press’.
The party as per a statement issued here also demanded action against the personnel responsible, urging upon the authorities to take serious note of the matter.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) spokesperson strongly condemned thrashing of journalists and demanded stern action against the responsible personnel.
He said that media fraternity in Kashmir valley are performing their duties in a difficult situation, the attack on them amounts to dismantling the forth pillar of democracy.
Emphasizing that Journalists should be allowed to perform their legitimate duties, the Spokesperson urged upon the Governor and DGP to look into the matter and order an enquiry into this unfortunate incident of thrashing of Journalists.
The freedom of press cannot be muzzled, spokesperson said, adding that authorities must ensure safety of Journalists while performing their duties.