Journalism is dangerous business

Kashmiri photojournalist Yasin Dar (by Faisal Khan from Kashmir Today) Apr 24 2017

Kashmiri photojournalist Yasin Dar stopped documenting to rescue a student protester injured by occupying forces at Nawa Kadal.

This is an act of courage that should not be underestimated since India routinely engages in violent harassment against Kashmiri photojournalists & their families. In one incident last year, Indian troops surrounded the home of a photojournalist while he was away & terrorized his wife & child.

This 2015 article by Gowhar Geelani describes the harassment & dangers journalists face in Kashmir. As he says, “journalism is a dangerous business.” Those who pursue it deserve the highest respect. (Once they get embedded with the military, it’s an entirely different matter. That is not journalism, but propaganda.)

(Photo by Faisal Khan from Kashmir Today)