IWPC Condemns Attack on Media Persons in Bishada

Published: 04th October 2015 02:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th October 2015 02:31 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The Indian Women's Press Corps today condemned the manner in which media persons, including women reporters, were intimidated and attacked at Bishada village in Dadri while reporting on the incident of lynching of a man following rumors of cow slaughter.         

"As per some reports in leading newspapers, filed in first person by journalists who visited Bishara (Uttar Pradesh), the village women were instigated to attack the journalists who were merely on duty doing their job.        

"That this should have happened in a place which witnessed a violent murder and that too a few kilometres from the national capital's border is highly condemnable," the IWPC said in a statement.   

The IWPC also asked the state government to provide adequate security in the village not only to the media persons but to those families "who have reason to feel insecure in the aftermath of the event".

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