Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

JKLF chief roughed me up, broke phone

JKLF chief roughed me up, broke phone

Malik said: "I am asking the media fraternity whether this is the right way of interviewing a person?"

The police on Friday registered a case against a television journalist after Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik said she entered his bedroom without permission.

Addressing a hurriedly called press conference in Srinagar soon after an India Today reporter alleged Malik had manhandled her, he termed the allegation baseless and said the Indian news channels were hell-bent on defaming the freedom struggle. "The law will take its own course", he said.

He said that the gesture of the journalist triggered his anger and he snatched her phone. 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.

She said he had accused them of trying a "sting operation" on him.

He said he had complained to the police against the reporter for "breach of privacy".

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.

Malik said that the lady journalist who identified herself as Kamaljit Sandhu from Aaj Tak news channel "entered in my bed room while I was asleep without my permission and straight away started questioning me".

"In February a man approached me who introduced himself as Muzaffar from Baramulla and told me that he would give me Crores of rupees for victims of 2016 uprising", Malik revealed. "If the Kashmir freedom struggle was running on money, this movement should have never succeeded", he said. When Yasin Malik asked about her coming without an appointment, she told him that they can wait outside.

Yasin Malik challenged the Indian media to prove whether he has bought any property in the name of freedom movement.

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