A TV reporter on Friday accused JKLF chief Yasin Malik of roughing her up and breaking her phone, but the separatist leader alleged she had barged into his bedroom.
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 was introduced to a lady people said was Malik’s sister”. She told me to go in and speak to him about the interview. The cameraman was waiting outside.
TV channel India Today’s correspondent Kamaljit Sandhu and cameraperson Vinod were seeking Malik’s reaction on a sting operation “Hurriyat Truth Tapes” aired by their channel.
“I and our staff were manhandled and forced out of the house in Maisuma area of Srinagar“.
In a shocking incident, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Yasin Malik attacked a woman journalist from a prominent news channel when she visited his house for his comments on the current unrest in Kashmir.
“Not only did she lie to my sister that she had an appointment with me, but she also suddenly barged into my bedroom when I was asleep and starting shooting and recording on her mobile phone”, Malik said.
He said that the gesture of the journalist triggered his anger and he snatched her phone.
He alleged that the Indian media was taking diktats from the army to defame the freedom movement in Kashmir.
The police have registered a case against the journalist and the cameraman under section 448 of the Ranbir Penal Code (illegal trespassing), which carries a punishment of up to one year in prison and a fine of Rs 1,000.
“The Indian media says Kashmiri boys come out on streets and get killed for mere six hundred bucks”, Malik continued, “by giving such logic it shows that India and journalistic community is suffering from intellectual bankruptcy at a time when they are eyeing to becoming a global economic power”.