Journalist attacked in Rajouri, Press club members hold protest

Jammu, January 16 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a journalist was attacked by the goons of a construction company in Rajouri district.

The journalist was attacked after he raised the issue of massive traffic jams due to construction work by the company.

Thereafter, the journalists, under the banner of Press Club, Rajouri, blocked the busy Gujjar Mandi Chowk and protested against Dharam Raj Construction Company. The President of Press Club, Avinash Jasyal and Chairman Arif Qureshi led the journalists in the protest demanding registration of attempt to murder case against contractor of said company.

The media body demanded strict punishment for those involved in the attack on senior journalist Imran Khan who was attacked and injured by goons of Dharam Raj Construction Company for discharging his professional duty.

Jasyal expressed his concern about the attack on journalists and called for better safety measures and protection as well as thorough investigations of attacks against journalists covering important and critical news.

Arif Qureshi said that from physical assault to false action, journalists have faced several difficulties while trying to do their jobs. These attacks have risen dramatically in the past years and we demand immediate arrest of those who attacked Imran.

Ashfaq Ahmed Magray, President of the contractors association, strongly condemned the attack on the journalist and appealed to the SSP of Rajouri to register FIR against the perpetrators of this crime.

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