Kupwara: On Thursday morning, some miscreants from village Khuroo, Langate assaulted Inside Kashmir’s Reporter, Bhat Danish.
“Yesterday when our colleagues were travelling to cover Government Function, few individuals verbally abused our members; Bhat Danish, Dr Ab Qayoom. We took this issue into the notice of concerned Police Official, on our consent, he allowed them go back home with warnings. But, unfortunately, their relatives assaulted Danish, day after the last incident,” said a close associate of Bhat Danish.
Bhat Danish told this staff reporter that, “when we didn’t press charges against these miscreants while considering their future yesterday, they took our reconciliation for granted and attacked us today. I was on way to cover an event, One of a relative of these miscreants slapped, dragged and beat me black and blue. He continuously shouted at me,’ why you informed the administration about the last incident.’ If some locals didn’t have come to rescue, this person was going to kill me.”
Danish went on and said that , the aim of reconciliation was to send them a message that,” we are peaceful and work for you round the clock”.
Journalists and writers Association Kupwara expressed support with the Reporters and demanded strict action.
“We condemn the assault on our two colleagues from Handwara. Both, Bhat Danish and Dr A Qayoom were attacked by some miscreants hailing from Phoru, Handwara. These gruesome attacks are unacceptable, JWAK Demands Strict & Swift action from Dist. Admin,” JWAK tweeted on official twitter handler.
Moreover in a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir journalists Union demanded exemplary action against goons, “Two media colleagues were attacked in Handwara Kupwara by some individuals from Phoru. JKJU condemns it in strong words and demands strict action against miscreants.”
Meanwhile, ADC Handwara has assured of timely action,” DC Kupwara has directed me to look into it and I assure that the culprits will be booked under law . Such incidents are unacceptable, we will make sure that our mediapersons are protected”.