TV cameraman roughed up at college -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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TV cameraman roughed up at college

GUJRAT: Students and security guards of the Government Science Degree College (GT Road), a constituent college of the University of Gujrat, on Tuesday thrashed a TV cameraman and damaged his cameras while he was covering in-absentia funeral prayers for the victims of the International Islamic University Islamabad blast.

Mirza Muhammad Younis, a lensman working for a private TV channel, said he visited the college to cover in-absentia funeral prayers for the IIUI suicide attack victims. He claimed that college principal Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam first abused him and then asked the students to “kick me out” as he didn’t want the activity to be covered.

“The college principal and a professor told the students to beat me up. During the assault, the students damaged my cameras and later the security guards dragged me out of the campus,” he said.

Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nizamuddin sent Additional Registrar Sheikh Abdul Rashid to probe the incident. He assured the journalist that he would be compensated for the damage to his belongings, and submitted the report to the VC.
Source: Dawn
Date:10/28/2009