Kashmir Journalists Association takes up manhandling of journalist with Principal Sec health, action assured

Srinagar: A three member delegation of Kashmir Journalist Association (KJA) on Wednesday met Principal Secretary Health Atal Dullo in his office and submitted a formal complaint against a doctor for manhandling journalist Irfan Amin Malik at his private clinic.

The delegation comprised of Junaid Rather, Yasir Ashraf and Manzoor ul Hassan.

A statement of the association said Dulloo assured “strict action” against Dr Shan-i-Alam Shah who attacked and injured journalist Irfan.

“He immediately directed the Deputy Director Health to probe the matter and take action against the said doctor,” the statement said.

Dr Shan-i-Alam Shah, a gynaecologist posted in Sub District Hospital (SDH) Tral manhandled Malik at his clinic on Sunday when he was working on a story about absence of doctors in the hospital.

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