News Broadcasters Association condemns assault on journalists

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The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has condemned the assault on journalists and cameramen, especially the women journalists, at the Patiala House court complex on Monday.

The media men had gathered at the court premises to report the hearing of sedition case against Jawahar Lal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

They were attacked by groups of lawyers and others in the presence of police, who have been accused of inaction.

Condemning the incident, NBA president Rajat Sharma called it a cowardly attack meant to intimidate journalists carrying out their work in disseminating news and information, a service that is essential for any democratic society.

He stated that this was an attack on the freedom of the press.The incident has led to widespread protests.

On Tuesday, top editors of national media and hundreds of journalists hit the streets of the national capital demanding action against those involved in the assault.

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