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H K Sethi said: “The JAI & JFI condemns the attacks on journalists & media government immediately compensate the journalists and the media houses

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JOURNALISTS FEDERATION OF INDIA (JFI) joins hand with JOURNALIST ASSOCIATION OF INDIA  in strongly condemning the attacks on electronic & print journalists & their property in Panchkulla, India following a court verdict. The JFI demands urgent action from the State as well as Central Govt. of India to ensure security for journalists to carry out their duties & punishment to those attacking journalists.

On August 25, after the self-styled ‘Godman’ Ram Rahim was found guilty by a special CBI court, on charges of rape and sexual assault of two female devotees in year 2002, his followers ran amok and attacked Media vehicles & journalists in Haryana and Punjab.

At least four outdoor broadcasting (OB) Vans of Media Houses – , Republic TV, India Today, NDTV E24 – were toppled, damaged and burnt near the court premises in Panchkula, Haryana. Apart from this, at least 38 media personnel have registered a complaint /FIR with police regarding loss of equipment and vehicles. Reporter Rakesh Kumar and video journalist Shipendar Happy from PTC News were attacked and robbed in Sirsa, near Dera Sacha Sauda, the headquarters of Ram Rahim.

JAI Secretary General H K Sethi said: “I on behalf of Media fraternity demand adequate compensation to the injured journalists; & appeal to state & Central Govt. of India to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.  We demand that the government immediately compensate the journalists and the media houses for the damage suffered. JAI & JFI demands immediate strongest action against the culprits and their instigators to prevent recurrence of such incidents and compensate the loss of the media.”

The Secy. General of JAI H K Sethi said: “The JAI & JFI condemns the attacks on journalists & media by supporters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and urges the Indian Govt. to ensure safe working environment for journalists in INDIA amidst the growing violence and hopes for justice to be delivered in the case of 2002 murder of journalist Chhatrapati” & in incident of 25th Aug 2017.

For further information contact JAI on +919899462353

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