New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Editors Guild of India on Monday condemned the attack by certain lawyers on journalists covering the JNU case in a court complex here.
“The Editors Guild of India took serious note of the assault on journalists and strongly condemns this attempt to intimidate the media through the threat of physical violence, and prevent the journalists from doing their job,” it said in a statement.
First person reports from the reporters representing television news channels and the print media point to a physical assault by lawyers allegedly supporting the BJP who ordered them to leave the court premises where the case was being heard, the statement said.
The incident took place just before Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charge of sedition, was to be presented in a court in the Patiala House complex.
Four journalists, including one from IANS, and some JNU students were assaulted by a section of lawyers.