March to apex court

Journalists gathered at the Press Club of India on Tuesday morning and decided to march to the Supreme Court. Permission was sought and granted by Parliament Street police station.

Shouting slogans, the group then marched towards the Supreme Court with a heavy contingent of local police.

They sought cancellation of licences of lawyers involved in the incident and demanded Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi’s resignation over inaction by the security personnel at the court.

Two separate FIRs have been filed over complaints by journalists and JNU students with Tilak Marg police station. However, no arrest has been made even 24 hours after the assault. On Monday, several complaints were received at three different police stations in New Delhi district.

Some journalists identified one of the lawyers as a BJP worker and also distributed his photographs taken with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

BJP MLA O P Sharma was also seen beating up a CPI activist at the court, but police are yet to initiate any action. Now, the MLA has also filed a complaint claiming that he was hurt there. 

A medical examination has been done, but no serious injury was found.The journalists now want the incident’s CCTV footage to be produced before the court and police directed to ensure protection to journalists and other media persons.

Free press
*The journalists now want the incident’s CCTV footage to be produced before the court and police directed to ensure protection to journalists and other media persons*Press Club of India Secretary General Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi said Chief Justice T S Thakur will meet a delegation of journalists this week. “We hope that the Supreme Court will surely protect freedom of speech because it is constitutionally mandated to do so,” he said.
 

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