The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yaseen Malik on Friday alleged that a lady TV reporter from the India Today has barged into his bedroom and later accused him of “manhandling her”. The dissident leader also filed a complaint of criminal and malicious trespass against the journalist.
Addressing the media, Malik said the journalist -- whom he did not name -- had not sought an appointment to interview him. He alleged that she lied to his sister that she had an appointment for an interview with him.
“She suddenly barged into my bedroom when I was asleep and starting shooting and recording on her mobile phone,” Malik said.
“This shocked me. I objected to her behaviour. I snatched her mobile phone and asked her to leave my bedroom. She then started crying and alleging that I had manhandled her,” the leader added.
Malik said: “I am asking the media fraternity whether this is the right way of interviewing a person?”
He also alleged that Indian media was taking diktats from Army to defame freedom movement in Kashmir. Malik challenged the Indian media to prove whether he has bought any property in the name of “freedom struggle.” “I have a two-room house in Maisuma, which belongs to my mother. I don’t have any property anywhere,” Malik said.
Meanwhile, India Today said that Malik has attacked its reporter Kamaljit Sandhu when she had gone to take Yasin Malik’s reaction on special investigative report - Hurriyat Truth Tapes.