KEG Ends Boycott After DGP’s ‘Regret’

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SRINAGAR: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) acknowledged the response of state police chief in which he regretted the marshalling of news photographers by a police officer, last week. He has assured that the police will look into the issue, inquire and take action.

State police Chief Dr S P Vaid talked to KEG President, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, and regretted the police action. He said he will look into the issue, and take action. Dr Vaid also promised that such things will not recur in future.

KEG in an extra-ordinary meeting had decided that media will stop publishing the press statements and advertisements issued by the police organisation in protest against police inaction against the erring officials. The media body had regretted that assaults on the media have become a routine.

“KEG hopes that the police investigates the case thoroughly and ensures that the accused are brought to book,” the statement reads.

“The media body believes that that press has a role and responsibility which it has been delivering professionally and objectively. Any effort to obstruct its legitimate activities will not only be resisted but will automatically question the very fundamentals of the system itself. KEG believes that media being a very small population is already profiled and is identifiable even in worst situations,” the statement said.
 

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