Sivasagar (Assam), Feb. 16 (ANI): Condemning the attack on journalists outside the Patiala House Court premises in the national capital on Monday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was trying to crush the opinion of the people.
He said that the Congress Party would not accept it and would fight this out.
“The RSS backed people are being appointed as vice-chancellors in the universities and the voices of the students are being gagged. They are suppressing the voice of the Indian students whether in Delhi, Hyderabad, Lucknow and in all the universities across the country. We will not accept this, we will fight against this,” Gandhi told the media on the sidelines of his public rally here.
Meanwhile, the journalists carrying out a march from the Press Club of India in New Delhi to the Supreme Court in protest against the attack were stopped mid way.
Senior journalists, including Rajdeep Sardesai and Barkha Dutt, led the march.
Lawyers had allegedly roughed up journalists and JNU students, who were present on the court premises for a hearing on arrested JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.
Earlier, a delegation of journalists met Home Minister Rajnath Singh at his residence to register their protest against the incident.
Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi has said the investigation over the attack on journalists is on.
Talking to the media in New Delhi, Bassi said action will be taken as per law after identifying the people responsible. He said it was a surcharged atmosphere and allegations and counter allegations have been made. (ANI)