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KEG expresses concern over the arrest of journalist Kamran Yusuf, asks for immediate release

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has expressed serious concern over the continuous detention of journalist Kamran Yusuf.

In a statement , a KEG spokesman said that the 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.

Kamran Yousuf is a Pulwama based photo and video journalist who contributed for Greater Kashmir and Gulistan News. He was arrested by the NIA. The agency claimed he was involved in throwing stones during clashes between local youths and security forces.

On Monday scores of journalists held a protest against his arrest by NIA under the banner of Kashmir Young Journalists Association. Journalists associated with several organisations assembled at Press Enclave and held a demonstration, demanding the immediate release of Yousuf.


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