Police shoots doctors’ protest
GK CITY CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, July 24: The medicos at SKIMS Medical College, Bemina on Saturday staged peaceful protests against innocent killings in Kashmir asking the government to respect human rights.
At the hospital lawns fenced with posters –Stop Innocent Killings –the medicos staged a sit-in in response to call by pro-freedom leader Syed Ali Geelani’s Hurriyat and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat.
In the meantime, police arrived at the spot. To everybody’s surprise, a cop of the rank of sub-inspector took out his mini camera and started filming the doctor’s protests.
This correspondent who happened to be in the hospital for some medical consultation found the scene worth shooting.
Finding no other options, I spontaneously took out my mobile and clicked two pictures. But before I would go for the third frame, a cop of the rank of sub-inspector pounced on my mobile only to snatch it without speaking a word.
The official looked furious and immediately started surfing the cell contents. Three –four cops cornered me presumably hoping that they had found a prey who annoyed their boss.
But to avoid police fury, as has happened a number of times in the recent past, I remained silent, while the official played with the mobile keys for sometime but perhaps couldn’t find the pictures. Failing, he now asked for my I-Card, which I was luckily carrying. The card proved a blessing and the cops let me go. But the very next moment they stopped shooting the protests.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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