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Chennai scribes protest over attack in Patiala court

PTI Chennai | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 17, 2016

Journalists staging a protest against the Monday's attack on media persons and JNU students by lawyers outside and inside Patiala House Courts in the capital. Photo: V. V. Krishnan   -  The Hindu

The journalists condemned the beating up of their Delhi counterparts by groups of advocates, and the alleged inaction of the Delhi police.

About 100 city-based journalists today staged a demonstration here criticising the alleged inaction of Delhi police over the attack on reporters by some lawyers in the premises of a court in the national capital.

The protesters included senior editors who staged the demonstration outside Chennai Press Club here carrying placards and banners that read “Save Journalists, Save Freedom, Save Democracy”, “Attack on journalists at Patiala House court complex yesterday was ‘anti-national’”.

The journalists, belonging to various media organisations, condemned the beating up of their Delhi counterparts by groups of advocates, and the alleged inaction of the Delhi police.

They urged the Centre to take action against the ‘goons’ who attacked the media representatives in Delhi besides urging it to protect freedom of expression.

Journalists, students and teachers of JNU were beaten up allegedly by groups of lawyers, drawing criticism from the press amidst calls to the Home Ministry to look into the “dereliction of duty” by police, which has been accused of being a “mute spectator” during the incident.

Published on February 17, 2016
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