Press Statement

NUJ(I) Condemns Journalists beaten in West Bengal

08 May, 2019

The National Union of Journalists (India) strongly condemned the incidents took place in different districts of West Bengal during Lok Sabha polling where journalists – reporters, photographers and cameramen – doing their professional duties were brutally beaten by the supporters of different political parties and police. The scribes suffered injuries and some had to admit to hospitals.

NUJ(I) President Prajnananda Chauduri said that NUJ(I) will send a Fact Finding Committee and appeal to the Central election commission and state government to setup a high level judicial committee to probe the incidents and punish and immediate arrest of culprit s for assaulting journalists. The NUJ(I)’s demand for the enactment of the Journalists Protection Act is endorsing this incident.

NUJ(I) Secretary General Sheo Kumar Agarwal said that NUJ(I) strongly criticize these barbaric acts and demand the State governments to nab the culprits at the earliest. We also demand to look into the security of the media persons, while covering different events in the states.” said NUJ(I) in the statement.

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