Home secy vows action against attackers

Home secy vows action against attackers

Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Monday promised action against those involved in the attack on mediapersons, Jawaharlal Nehru University students and faculty at a Delhi court. 

The court was about to hear the sedition case against JNU students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

Responding to questions, he told reporters that law will take its course. “Action will be taken in accordance with the law against anybody who takes the law into their hands,” he told reporters.

Bassi, however, described the incident as a scuffle and that no major injuries were been reported. A journalist, Akshay Deshmane of the Economic Times, who bore the brunt of the attack, tweeted: “Lawyers ask, ‘Pakistan Murdabad?’ and beat up reporters present to cover proceedings. Lawyers beat up reporters, including me, at the Patiala District Court.” Another journalist Kaunain Sheriff of the Indian Express, said in a series of tweets: “Advocates threaten media to get out of court room. Advocates ask media to show ID cards, threaten reporters for being ‘anti-national’.”

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