Baramulla: Some journalists on Friday alleged that they were beaten up by an army soldier during Jashn-e-Baramulla event organised by Chinar Corps of Indian Army in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
After the incident, the journalists boycotted the event left the venue in protest.
The incident occurred when some video journalists tried to interact with Bollywood actress Amisha Patel. The “Kaho Na Pyar Hai” actress was the chief guest of the event.
“We tried to interact with the actress to know her experience about the event and youth of Kashmir when an army officer sitting beside the actress asked us not to come closer to the dais. Suddenly an armed soldier emerged and without any provocation, thrashed three video journalists including me,” a victim journalist told KNT.
He said the soldier also broke the camera of Mudasir Ahmed of News 18 channel. Besides him, Suhail Khan of Kashmir Dispatch and Ashiq Mir of Kashmir Crown were assaulted.
One of the victim journalists said they were formally invited by the army and never expected this embarrassment. “I will never attend any army function in future,” he said.
When contacted, any army official feigned ignorance about the incident. (KNT)