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Journalists form human chain to protest rising violence against them

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Outraged by journalists being an increasing number of subjected to intimidation, threats, violence and even killings in quite a few parts of the nation, scores of journalists held a protest rally and march proper right here on Monday to demand strong movement ~ by the Centre as well as to states ~ against perpetrators of such crimes.

The protest event was held on 2nd October ~ Mahatma Gandhi’s starting anniversary ~ to

invoke the daddy of the nation’s enduring message of non-violence and reality.

The protesting media professionals felt that the rising violence against journalists in quite a few parts of the nation amounted to a essential assault on freedom of the press and the fundamental correct to free speech assured by the Constitution.

They expressed anguish and outrage over the most recent killings of veteran journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru and 28-year-old reporter Shantanu Bhowmik in Tripura.

Holding placards and posters, the journalists, carrying black arm-bands, formed a human chain throughout the Press Club of India (PCI) premises shut to Parliament House. They subsequently took out a silent march from there to the Indian Women Press Corps (IWPC) establishing shut by.

The event was organised by the PCI, IWPC, Press Association, and Federation of Press Clubs in India.

Similar protest events on the problem had been acknowledged to have been organised by media organisations and press our our bodies and golf gear all through the nation.

A petition was moreover signed by quite a few journalists on the PCI on the occasion, which may be submitted to the Home Minister of India on 5 October. This memorandum urges the Union Home Minister’s intervention for a standing report on assaults against journalists in quite a few states and movement taken in such situations.

Demanding strong measures by the federal authorities, every the Centre and states, to assure safety and security of journalists, the agitating media professionals have moreover urged the governments to rein in social media trolls, misogynists and hate-mongers specializing in journalists.

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