Indian troops thrash journalist in Baramulla
Srinagar, March 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian paramilitary forces beat up a journalist in Baramulla town.
A scribe Anzar Mehjoor working for a Srinagar- based news agency was stopped by the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel at Cement Kadal in the town without any reason and was beaten to pulp.
“To restrict the movement of the people, CRPF had blocked Cement Bridge. When, I tried to cross the bridge, four CRPF personnel caught hold of me and beat me with gun butts and thrashed continuously for about ten minutes,” Mehjoor said, adding that the CRPF personnel let him go only after the womenfolk raised hue and cry and scores of youth came on roads and staged protest.
Meanwhile, members of the tourism fraternity said that paramilitary CRPF troopers were threatening tourists to leave the Valley.
A delegation comprising members of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association (KHARA), House Boat Owners Association (HBOA), Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) Travel Agents Association (TAA), and Taxi Operators Federation (TOF) during their meeting with Gilani revealed that CRPF troopers and non-Kashmiris armed with axes are threatening tourists to leave Kashmir Valley, said a statement of spokesman of amalgam patronized by Syed Ali Gilani.
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