NEW DELHI: Following the attack on students and scribes outside the Patiala House court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear the PIL on the case tomorrow, after journalists moved the apex court.
In a memorandum, the journalists told the apex court to punish those responsible for the violence outside the Delhi court.
Earlier today, journalists from different organisations marched to the Supreme Court in protest against the mob violence outside the Patiala House court where lawyers and politicians were seen beating up scribes and students.
Marching from the Press Club here, the journalists chanted slogans against Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi.
“When we were reporting from the site, around 15 people ganged up on us asking us to leave. We called the police for help but they said that they could not do anything. After they saw me recording the footage of them beating up others, they threatened me saying that if I don’t leave they will break my bones. Despite all this, if Bassi calls it a minor scuffle then its incredible. I’m just doing my job here, they don’t want to hear the truth,” NDTV's reporter Sonal Mehrotra told ANI.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA O.P. Sharma, who was yesterday seen thrashing Communist Party of India (CPI) minority wing leader Ameeq Jamei outside a Delhi court, stirred a fresh controversy on Tuesday and said that all those who have no respect for the nation and are ‘anti-national’ can go and live in Pakistan.