SAMC, SAFMA condemns attack on Indian journalists

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Lahore, Feb.6 (ANI): The South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) and the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) have strongly condemned the attack on two Indian journalists by some unidentified persons in Lahore on Thursday.

SAMC chairman N.Ram and SAFMA Secretary General Imtiaz Alam both termed the attack as 'shocking' and 'unfortunate'.

"The incident is unfortunate and sad at a time when the situation is quite tense," the Daily Times quoted a statement issued by the two media associations, as saying.

Two Indian journalists-Jujhar Singh and Tilak Raj-were attacked by some unidentified persons near a newspaper stand in Lahore's famous Anarkali Bazaar.

"They took all our equipments, including camera, mikes, four chips and mobile phones," Jujhar Singh, who works for News X, said.

Meanwhile, the External Affairs Ministry of India has sought a detailed report of the incident from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

The Ministry advised Indian citizens that it is 'unsafe' to travel to Pakistan, given the prevailing tension between both countries. (ANI)

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