Journalists take out march from PCI to SC against attack on scribes outside Patiala House court

Condemning the attack on journalists at Patiala House complex on Monday, scores of journalists took out a protest march in New Delhi.

Updated: Feb 16, 2016, 13:21 PM IST
Journalists take out march from PCI to SC against attack on scribes outside Patiala House court

New Delhi: Condemning the attack on journalists at Patiala House complex on Monday, scores of journalists took out a protest march in New Delhi.

Journalists on Tuesday gathered in the national capital and marched from Press Club of India to Supreme Court to register a strong protest against the shocking violence that was carried out on them by a section of lawyers.

 

According to NDTV report, one of the journalists who was present at the venue said, that while reporters and camera persons were present outside the Patiala House complex to cover the cover hearing, a group of men dressed up as lawyers threatened them of dire consequences, before asking them to vacate the place.

The 'lawyers' not only threatened and abused them verbally but also took law into their hands by thrashing few journos as well as teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University outside the court complex.

Four journalists, including one from IANS, and some JNU students were roughed up at the Patiala House courts by a section of lawyers.

IANS reporter Amiya Kumar Kushwaha was slapped inside a courtroom while some other journalists were attacked outside the court premises by lawyers. According to an eye-witness, these lawyers were seen raising "Bharat Mata ki Jai" slogans.

 

The incident took place minutes before Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, was to be presented before the court.