KEG Seeks Immediate Release of Photojournalist

Srinagar—Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has expressed serious concern over the continuous detention of freelance photographer Kamran Yusuf.


A KEG spokesman said that the agency NIA has arrested Kamran Yusuf without spelling out the reasons and that doesn’t gel with the set legal norms prevalent in any democratic setup.


KEG has asked the authorities to release the photographer immediately and has appreciated different media organisations that have expressed concern over the arrest.


While NIA arrested Kamran on charges of being a stone pelter, his colleagues and family dismiss the charges. “I don’t even know what my son has been trapped into. I have no idea what NIA is and why they have taken away the only person I have in my life,” his mother Rubeena told reporters in Pulwama.


She is devastated at the fact that she was not even allowed to meet her son once before he was taken away. “What am I supposed to do now? I don’t even know what doors to knock at,” Rubeena lamented. “All I know is that my son is innocent. There was no stone pelting case registered against him as well, which can be checked from the local police records," Rubeena said.


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