In a statement, the guild said it considered the arrest as a brazen violation of every constitutional safeguard given for freedom of expression.
Fayaz Lolu, Mudasir Qadri and Junaid Rafiq also claimed that their equipment was seized by the policemen who took them to a police post after physically assaulting them.
The Editors Guild of India will host a series of webinars starting December 15 in order to present ‘unheard voices’.
This goes against the tenets of responsible and ethical journalism, and such actions compromise the credibility of the media, it said in a statement.
In a statement, the guild said it is perturbed by the "unprovoked" advisory issued by the Press Council of India on November 25 to the media.
The Editors Guild of India has expressed its concern over a recent advisory by the Press Council of India (PCI) cautioning the media on ‘unregulated circulation’ of ‘foreign content’.
The Guild was recently criticised by Padma Shri awardee and Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim who accused it of issuing statements only for celebrity journalists.
The guild underlined the need for higher judiciary to take cognisance of issues that impede freedom of speech.
The letter comes close on the heels of Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim quitting the body accusing it of defending only ‘celebrity’ journalists.
Silent for me, vocal for Arnab Goswami: 'The Shillong Times' editor Patricia Mukhim resigns from EGI
Mukhim said the Guild was silent about her case while it issued statements condemning the arrest of non-member Arnab Goswami whose arrest was not even on grounds of journalistic pursuits.
It urged the UP government to free jailed journalists, withdraw cases under review and to ensure safety of all journalists in the state.
The Guild called upon the Maharashtra chief minister to ensure that Goswami is treated fairly and state power is not used against critical reporting by the media.
In a statement, the Guild also called on the channel to behave responsibly and not compromise the safety of its journalists as well as hurt the collective credibility of media.
The association demanded strict action from the Union Home Ministry and the Delhi Police Commissioner against police officials involved in the assault.
In a statement, the Guild said not allowing the media to visit the incident spots and tapping the phone conversations of journalists undermine and obstruct the functioning of the media.