Free Press Journal

Mumbai scribes protest against attack on journalists in Delhi


Mumbai: Condemning the attack on media persons at a court complex in Delhi, hundreds of city-based journalists today took out a protest march here demanding that the culprits be brought to book.

The protest march was organised by the Mumbai Press Club, TV Journalists’ Association (TVJA), Bombay News Photographers Association, among others.

Holding up placards with messages like ‘Stop Attack on Journalists’, ‘Stop Shooting the Messenger’, ‘Arrest OP Sharma’, ‘Sack Delhi Police Commissioner’, the journalists walked from Press Club to the Azad Maidan gate in south Mumbai, where they raised slogans against the “lackadaisical” approach of Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi and sought his removal from the post.

Following the march, the journalists held a meeting at the Press Club to discuss the issue.

Several journalists and students were assaulted earlier this week allegedly by lawyers and a Delhi BJP MLA inside and outside the Patiala House Courts where a sedition case against JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar was to be heard.

Similar scenes were repeated today when, in open defiance of a Supreme Court order, the group of lawyers which had assaulted the journalists on Monday, again attacked mediapersons and also Kumar when he was being produced at the Patiala House Court.