Jammu & Kashmir politician Bhim Singh has sided with separatist leader Yasin Malik in the controversy surrounding a scuffle between journalists of India Today group and Malik.
India Today claimed that Yasin Malik assaulted its crew and destroyed their gadgets when they it went to get a reaction from Malik on a story that they said exposed funding of separatists by Pakistan.
“India Today reporter Kamaljit Sandhu was attacked by JKLF chief Yasin Malik today morning. Sandhu had gone to take Yasin Malik’s reaction on special investigative report – Hurriyat Truth Tapes – when Malik snatched her phone and smashed it,” the television channel said.
It also broadcast footage of the damaged smartphone and the hurt cameraman repeatedly.
It claimed that it came up with “clinching evidence of Pakistan’s state and non-state actors, including Hafiz Saeed, choreographing anarchy through their agents in the Kashmir Valley.”
“Several top Kashmiri separatists were caught on camera confessing to receiving funds from across the border.
“The investigation traces the terror funding trail. Hurriyat leader Naeem Khan stealthily travels down to Delhi to meet India Today reporters, who posed as potential funders. The investigation reveals that Pakistan’s agents who are trying to destabilise Kashmir through street violence are hidden in Delhi,” it said.
WHO IS RIGHT?
Bhim Singh, whose family has ties with the former royal administration of Kashmir, found fault with India Today.