Indian Forces Attack Journalist's Locality In Bijbehara

Indian forces attack journalist's locality in Bijbehara

ISLAMABAD,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th july,2016) : Indian armed forces' personnel attacked a Kashmiri journalist in Bijbehara town due to publication of his article which exposed the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti's doublespeak. According to KMS, the author, Murtaza Shibli, in a statement said that the attack was carried out as an act of revenge for his article.

"A day after I published an article dissecting (puppet) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's display of crocodile tears for the families of those slain by her own forces, an unruly group of Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) attacked our locality," Shibli said.

"Few hours after my story was published, I heard from some sources that the local unit of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) headed by Mufti was enraged and wanted revenge. Mufti, like her father, is very concerned about her public image and has invested millions to circulate falsehoods and manipulations through an army of media consultants, PDP-affiliated newspapers and journalists," he added.

"Last evening, when I went for a usual stroll down the main road and was half way towards the old-town, several of my well- wishers and friends advised me to go home early as PDP was planning to attack me, because my expose of Mehbooba Mufti had caused them a deep embarrassment.

I was even told by a source that Mufti's cousin and a provincial party leader, Sajjad Mufti, had promised a tough action against me." The uniformed men attacked several houses, breaking windowpanes and destroying properties.

The worst damage was caused to author's parental house where he currently stayed. For almost half an hour, the police-CRPF combine targeted houses with stones and batons, destroying windows, window frames causing damage worth lacks of rupees.