Men in black target scribes

BELGAUM: A handful of advocates, who disrupted a peaceful procession of the journalists in Belgaum on Monday, would have gone on the rampage but for the timely intervention of the police.

Published: 06th March 2012 02:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

BELGAUM: A handful of advocates, who disrupted a peaceful procession of the journalists in Belgaum on Monday, would have gone on the rampage but for the timely intervention of the police.

Journalists took out a rally demanding a CBI investigation into the attack on media persons by advocates in Bangalore recently. However, when the procession reached the new Court Complex, a large group of advocates, said to be members of Belgaum Bar Association (BBA), tried to disrupt the procession.

When BBA vice-president R P Patil objected to the protest, the journalists pointed out that the decision to hold stir had been taken at a peace meeting held at SP office on Sunday.

Patil further alleged that media persons were targeting whole advocates’ community. However, BBA members, including president A G Mulwadmath were not ready to look at the memorandum and placards which carried slogans protesting against only a section of lawyers in Bangalore.

Advocates Burn Copies of Dailies

Members of the Belgaum Bar Association (BBA), who had promised that they would not protest against the entire media community, at a peace meeting conducted by the DC and SP, failed to keep their words on Monday.

Angry advocates burnt copies of English, Kannada, Marathi and Hindi dailies.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp