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Police accused of beating journalists in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The AP reports from SRINAGAR, India:

An Associated Press cameraman and at least three other journalists said they were assaulted by police and paramilitary forces Friday as they covered a protest in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Umar Meraj was beaten for several minutes by security forces using rifle butts, batons, fists and a barrage of kicks, according to Meraj and other witnesses.

Local journalists have repeatedly complained of harassment and assaults by police in the tumultuous Himalayan territory. Continue reading.