Srinagar – Shaken by yesterdays intrusion, assembly security on Tuesday barred a local journalist entry at least twice for wearing a black shirt.
Imtiyaz Ahmad, a reporter with a Srinagar-based Urdu daily was stopped at the assembly gates with security men saying that they were under orders not to allow in anyone wearing black.
I was shocked when they stopped me because of the colour of my shirt, Ahmad said. They refused to listen when I showed my identity card saying that I was authorised to cover the proceedings.
The incident comes a day after a youth in black, who had a valid pass to enter the assembly, stormed into the well of the house raising slogans against the government.
Ahmed said he had to face a tough time convincing the security staff to let him in.
I told them that I was ready to handover the shirt. After some other colleagues of mine assembled, one of the senior security officers let me in. Inside the assembly building, I again faced a similar behaviour from the security staff, he said.
Police officials, however refused to comment, calling it a matter pertaining to the House rules
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