Srinagar, Jan 26, CNS: Journalists Saturday boycotted the official function of R-Day here in Kashmir capital Srinagar after Government Forces barred a couple of Photojournalists from covering the event.
Reports said that some Government officials informed a couple of senior Photojournalists that can’t cover the January 26 celebrations at Cricket Stadium Sonwar, after which Photojournalists unanimously decided to boycott the event.
Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone took to Twitter and condemned the attitude of current administration.
“Condemn the attitude of the current administration towards press. They boycotted Republic Day function in Srinagar after some of their colleagues were stopped.This is the first time ever it has happened. jandkgovernor needs to take serious note,” Lone tweeted.
“You can’t define journalism and journalists through the security prism. And stop people on the basis of adverse reports. Whatever falls in the ambit of civil as in civilian— is and has to be accepted. Civilian space is a scared territory in Kashmir. Please don’t constrict it,” he added.