MRally condemns violence against journalists

Weekly Bang-e-Sahar Saturday, May 10—-May 16 ,2008

By Our Correspondent


GILGIT: The journalists of Gilgit-Baltistan took out a rally from Gilgit Press Club to the Supreme Appelate Court against torture on media persons and gagging of press freedom on the World Press Freedom Day.

   Speakers on the occasion condemned police brutalities against journalists of Gilgit-Baltistan. The rally also condemned torture on two senior journalists in Gilgit and the government’s failure to punish the responsible. They also slammed the police for registering a counter-FIR against the victim media persons despite the court’s directive for registration of a case against the accused policemen.

     At the end of the rally, Gilgit Union of Journalists president Imtiaz Ali Taj and Gilgit Press Club secretary general Manzar Shigri presented an application to the registrar of the court and informed him that the police had continuously violated court orders and protected the policemen and tried to involve the journalists in the case.

   They appealed to the court to take action against the police authorities for committing contempt of court and provide justice to the journalists.



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