Paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers on Saturday night aimed guns at Greater Kashmir staffers shortly after they left home from their office in Lal Chowk Srinagar.
GK senior correspondent Abid Bashir along with Kashmir Uzma senior correspondent Bilal Furqani and another staffer Shafqat Ahmed were stopped by SSB men at TRC crossing near Radio Kashmir.
“They shouted at us and asked us to go back. We told them that we are journalists and showed them our curfew passes. They became more furious and refused to entertain the curfew passes. They aimed their guns at us,” the terrified staffers told over phone after the incident.
“It was only after I called a senior police officer that we were let off,” they added.
This is not the first time that journalists have been targeted by the government forces during the ongoing unrest.