PDP condemns assault on journalist, girl students

Srinagar – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the use of force against young journalist Azhar Qadri of the Tribune while performing his duties and girl students who were holding peaceful demonstrations to press their demands. In a statement the PDP chief spokesperson Nayeem Akhtar said use of brute force was the preferred method of dealing with any situation for the Omar Abdullah led government.

Akhter said it is not a first occasion that journalist has been targeted with brute force. Earlier also many journalists have faced the wrath of forces during the discharge of their professional duties. He said the Omar Abdullah govt owes an explanation to the people about this and similar incidents that have taken place in the past.

He said the NC led govt is systematically demolishing all institutions and unfortunately it has not spared even the fourth estate. Strongly condemning the use of force against the girl students who were holding peaceful demonstration PDP spokesman said this is in tune with Omar Abdullah’s policy of silencing all voices through force. He said it has now become a stock response for this govt to unleash force on any body demanding rights or complaining against injustice. Even ten year boys are booked for waging war against the state or wearing green clothes. Thousands of young people have been framed in false cases and dubbed as anti national, criminal and drug addicts” He said and added that it was no wonder that an environment of fear was prevailing in the state.

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