Chandigarh Press Club condemns attack on journalists by Dera followers


Chandigarh, 26 August: The Chandigarh Press Club condemned the attack on journalists by followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after he was convicted in a rape case in Panchkula on Friday.

Club secretary general Barinder Rawat said, “We demand that the Haryana government, which failed to provide adequate security to journalists covering the verdict, to compensate for the losses. And an inquiry should be marked.” The vehicles of many journalists were torched and equipment broken. Many were injured. The OB vans of news channels were toppled and burnt.

Journalists, including photojournalists, from Hindustan Times, The Times of India, The Tribune, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, NDTV, Aaj Tak, Times Now, to name a few, either suffered injuries or their vehicles and equipment were damaged.

The governing council of the club also decided to call an emergency meeting of all journalists at noon on Saturday at the club to decide on future course of action.



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