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July 15, 2018 03:27:48 | Rising Kashmir News

Journalist bodies term summoning of Aqib Javed intimidation, harassment

The Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association have taken strong note of the summoning of a Srinagar based journalist Aqib Javed Hakim by National Investigative Agency (NIA) for questioning to New Delhi, terming it as intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri journalist.
Hakim, an accredited journalist working with daily Kashmir Observer has been summoned to New Delhi by NIA, apparently for what appears to be a story he reported, a joint statement from the associations said.
Statement while condemning the move, said the summoning reflects highhanded approach of the federal agency to ascribe motive to journalists’ professional work, and summon them like criminals.
“It is also highly regrettable that Aqib has been summoned, out of station, at a very short notice, without giving a damn to how he manages to do it,” statement said, adding: “The NIA’s ham-handed approach towards journalism has earlier also been exposed in its detention of the Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, last year, in whose case, the NIA even tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.”

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July 15, 2018 03:27:48 | Rising Kashmir News

Journalist bodies term summoning of Aqib Javed intimidation, harassment

              

The Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association have taken strong note of the summoning of a Srinagar based journalist Aqib Javed Hakim by National Investigative Agency (NIA) for questioning to New Delhi, terming it as intimidation and harassment of Kashmiri journalist.
Hakim, an accredited journalist working with daily Kashmir Observer has been summoned to New Delhi by NIA, apparently for what appears to be a story he reported, a joint statement from the associations said.
Statement while condemning the move, said the summoning reflects highhanded approach of the federal agency to ascribe motive to journalists’ professional work, and summon them like criminals.
“It is also highly regrettable that Aqib has been summoned, out of station, at a very short notice, without giving a damn to how he manages to do it,” statement said, adding: “The NIA’s ham-handed approach towards journalism has earlier also been exposed in its detention of the Kashmiri photojournalist Kamran Yousuf, last year, in whose case, the NIA even tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.”