Sehrai condemns arrest of Daily Aafaq’s Editor | KNO

Sehrai condemns arrest of Daily Aafaq’s Editor | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, June 26 (KNO) : Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Wednesday strongly condemned the recent midnight raid on the residence of senior Journalist and Editor of Daily “Aafaq”, Ghulam Jeelani Qadri and subsequently arresting him, which he termed as extremely shocking. In a statement issued to KNO, Sehrai also condemned declaring veteran journalist a ‘proclaimed offender’ when the said person was as usual performing his daily routine work including his professional duties at his office. Sehrai expressed his support and solidarity for veteran journalist. He said “a free press is a bedrock and essential ingredient of every civilized society.” “Journalist fraternity in Kashmir has often face such harassment’s since last 30 years in particular, when the authoritarians seek to consolidate power against the will of the people,” he said. Sehrai also reiterated his demand, saying journalism should be free from harassment and sustained intimidation.(KNO)