Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Patiala House scuffle, SC agrees to hear plea

Journalists today took out out a protest march demanding action against those involved in attacking some journalists at Patiala House Court in New Delhi yesterday.Lawyers had allegedly roughed up journalists and JNU students who were present in the court premises for a hearing on arrested JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
The journalists marched from Press Club of India to the Supreme Court and submitted a memorandum to the Registrar seeking cancellation of licences of lawyers involved in the assault.
A separate delegation of journalists also met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence in New Delhi to register their protest against the incident. They demanded Mr Singh’s intervention in ensuring accountability of the Delhi Police in the matter.
Meanwhile BJP has condemned the incident. Party Secretary Shrikant Sharma said that BJP is in favour of freedom of press and it strongly condemned any form of violence. He said, law will take it own course in the matter.

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