Media Associations Demand Strict Action Against Police Personnel For Molesting Jornalists

by Jared Lewis March 26, 2018, 0:34
Media Associations Demand Strict Action Against Police Personnel For Molesting Jornalists

The journalist has filed a case against a Delhi Police inspector for molesting her and the photographer complained of being roughed-up by policewomen.

Earlier today, journalists staged a dharna outside Delhi Police Headquarters in protest against alleged molestation of a woman journalist and manhandling of another journalist by police.

The withdrawal of the executive council decision on constitution of a committee to take action against individual teachers is also a demand, JNUTA president Sonajharia Minz said.

After a girl in Delhi's Alipur ended her life when she was allegedly harassed by the boys in her neighbourhood, Delhi Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Madhur Verma addressed the matter to the press.

The police action came on Friday evening when JNU students and teachers marched towards Parliament House over various demands, including academic freedom, and were stopped near Safdarjung airport, around 5 km from Parliament Street.

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Protesters kept their cameras on ground as mark of protest.

Several students posted videos on social media which showed police personnel assaulting protestors and using water canons indiscriminately.

In a joint statement, leading journalists' bodies including the Press Club of India, Indian Women's Press Corps, Press Association and Federation of Press Clubs in India, condemned the incident and pressed for immediate action against the guilty police personnel.

Several students and media persons suffered injuries as the police initially used water cannons to stop their movement followed by a lathi charge.

Later, Verma tendered "deepest apologies to the media". "They took my camera and did not return it".

But they didn't lodge an FIR against Singh, the accused cop, till late yesterday.

Anushree Fadnavis, a photojournalist with Hindustan Times, was also assaulted by female police officials. Our intention was not to obstruct the media from doing its job.

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