The Press Association condemns the “harassment” of a journalist during a press conference
The Press Association on Sunday condemned the alleged brutality of a journalist by the authorities at a press conference of the chief ministers of Delhi and Punjab recently.
In a statement here, the Press Association demanded a thorough investigation followed by firm action against those responsible for the April 26 incident.
Naresh Vats, correspondent for the Hindustan Post, lodged a complaint at Parliament Street Police Station, saying authorities refused to recognize the accreditation card issued by the Press Information Office and denied him access at the press conference addressed by Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann.
Vats, in his complaint, alleged he was beaten by on-site security personnel after questioning their decision to deny him entry to the press conference.
“Later, incidents of harassment of journalists in various states led by parties of all colors have come to light. Such incidents constitute a violation of the rights of journalists,” said the President of the Press Association, CK Nayak.
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