A group of journalists were thrashed by Jammu and Kashmir Police in Srinagar on Tuesday.
The journalists were covering Muharram procession in Srinagar’s city center at Jehangir Chowk, when police beat them up.
Police also detained a few Shia mourners at the spot, as they tried to take out a procession to mark the eighth day of the 10-day Muharram mourning period.
As the media personnel, mostly photo and video journalists, were rendering their professional duties, police swung into action and lathicharged them, the scribes said.
They said the policemen, armed with batons, also thrashed some of the journalists and caused damage to their equipment.
The videos of the incident were uploaded on various social media forums as the journalists protested the police action.
A senior police officer reached the spot and assured the journalists that he we will look into matter.
Meanwhile, Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter to highlight the issue.
“Media is spending hours debating the human tragedy and unfolding crisis in Afghanistan but will they speak up for their own community in Kashmir who were beaten to pulp today by security forces for doing their job?” Mufti said on Twitter. (With PTI inputs)