NUJ-(I) and DJA demand the arrest of attackers
Movement warning if no action is taken: NUJ-I
New Delhi: The National Union of Journalists (India) and the Delhi Journalists’ Association have condemned the attack on Janam TV’s Delhi Bureau Chief Gautam and cameraman Unnikrishnan during the screening of a controversial BBC documentary at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University and demanded the arrest of the attackers.
Mr Ras Bihari, president of NUJ-India, affiliated with the International Federation of Journalists, DJA convenor Rakesh Thaplialaya, and co-coordinator Amlesh Raju said in a statement that the assailants tried to snatch the camera from the cameraman during the coverage of the screening of the documentary.
Both the Unions have found it surprising that, on the one hand, some organisations in the country are showing documentaries insulting the country while attacking media personnel under the guise of freedom of expression under a foreign conspiracy. Freedom of expression is in danger from this kind of mentality.
The NUJ-(I) president, Mr. Ras Bihari, and DJA convenor, Mr. Rakesh Thapliyal, along with co-coordinator Amlesh Raju, have demanded the immediate arrest of the attackers while releasing the photos and videos.
NUJ-(I) and DJA have demanded action against the culprits from the JNU administration. The National Unions of Journalists -India has been warned that if no action is taken against the attackers, the movement will be launched after the completion of the Republic Day programs.