JKLF chief roughed me up, broke phone

Pauline Gross
May 20, 2017

According to reports, when she asked a question, Malik lost his cool and broke her phone and also assaulted camera person Vinod, before throwing them out.

"Is this journalism? The Indian media has raped journalistic ethics", he said.

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik has reportedly assaulted news channel journalist who went to Malik's residence to seek a reaction on her ongoing investigation on Kashmir unrest.

Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a news conference at his Abi Guzar office in Srinagar said, "I was sleeping when an Indian female TV journalist Kamaljit Sandu barged into my bedroom. The fact is she never called for an appointment", Malik told a crowded press conference here. "The law will take its own course", he said.

In a reference to the recent India Today sting operation on pro-freedom leaders Nayeem Khan and Farooq Dar, Malik said that the Kashmir struggle was like "prayer" for them and they would never compromise on it.

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He said that instead of doing stories on pellet victims and torture inside police station they are demonizing the struggle of Kashmiris by saying everyone is paid. "This gesture of the journalist triggered my anger and I snatched her phone. "He told me that the money has come from Indian industrialists", I grew suspicious and asked him why would they give you money".

He said he sees serving the freedom movement as worship.

He alleged that she lied to his sister that she had an appointment for an interview with him.

He also challenged the Indian media to prove whether he had accumulated wealth and property in the name of the freedom movement.

Earlier, Malik said he has filed a complaint before police against a woman journalist for "breaching his privacy and carrying out a sting operation". "I have a two-room house in Maisuma, which belongs to my mother".

Other reports by GizPress

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