Clerics beat up journalist for daring to drink water in a mosque during Ramadan

Clerics beat up journalist for daring to drink water in a mosque during Ramadan

NAIJ.com gathered that a journalist was rough-handled for daring to drink water inside a mosque during the ongoing Ramadan fasting.

According to reports from the Express Tribune, a Pakistani journalist was beaten up by some Muslim clerics for drinking water inside a mosque during Ramadan.

The journalist, Rashid Azeem, who was part of a local news channel, Din News, had been covering an event in Islamabad, when he went to a nearby mosque to offer afternoon prayers.

While performing his ablution, Azeem was said to have taken a drink of water, and when he was confronted by a cleric who asked why he wasn't fasting, the pair started exchanging words which led to a fight.

Clerics beat up journalist for daring to drink water in a mosque during Ramadan

These two clerics were said to have attacked the journalist

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Azeem's crew members stepped in to save him, but after prayers when they tried to do some recording inside the mosque, the clerics and some students were said to have grabbed their equipments, trashing one of their cameras in the process.

Clerics beat up journalist for daring to drink water in a mosque during Ramadan

The cleric grabbed the camera and smashed it

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Other journalists were also banned from recording the confrontation. The clerics also reportedly took pictures of the news crew vans, while throwing stones at them.

Clerics beat up journalist for daring to drink water in a mosque during Ramadan

Azeem was rough-handled by the clerics and some angry students for daring to drink water during Ramadan

Azeem was sent to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, where a medical examination was ordered on his behalf.

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Source: Naij.com

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