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Maharashtra scribes to sport black ribbons to protest attacks

Leading journalists organisations in Maharashtra today decided that their members would wear black ribbons on August 9 to protest several incidents of attacks on journalists in the state.



Mumbai: Leading journalists organisations in
Maharashtra today decided that their members would wear black
ribbons on August 9 to protest several incidents of attacks on
journalists in the state.

The decision was taken at a meeting of 12 prominent
journalists organisations at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh.
"If the state government fails to bring in a legislation
to protect journalists from attacks, the organisations would
intensify their agitation," convener of the `Patrakar Halla
Virodhi Kriti Samiti`, S M Deshmukh told PTI after the
meeting.

In the past two years, there have been over 150 attacks
on journalists and newspaper offices in the state, he said.

-PTI

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