JNU protest row: Journalists agitate outside Delhi police headquarters

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 24, 2018, 11:18 AM(IST)

Journalists kept their cameras on the ground as a mark of their protest. Photograph:( ANI )

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Journalists have gathered outside Delhi Police headquarters to protest against the two separate incidents of molestation and manhandling alleged women journalists

Journalists have gathered outside Delhi Police headquarters to protest against the two separate incidents of molestation and manhandling alleged by woman journalists during the JNU protest.

Also read: Police detains protesters agitating over compulsory attendance

During the protest, journalists kept their cameras on the ground as a mark of their protest. A heated argument was also reported between the journalists and the Delhi Police.

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A woman journalist filed a complaint against Delhi Cantt Station House Officer alleging molestation during the JNU protest on Friday.

In another incident, another female photographer of an English daily also claimed that she was manhandled by female cops during the protest.

The female photographer was mistaken as protester during the agitation, clarified IPS officer Madhur Verma on Twitter.

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Delhi Police also informed on Twitter that the case of molestation will be enquired by the vigilance branch for further action.

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Dependra Pathak, CPRO of Delhi Police also informed press today that "the complaint by the journalist is being enquired by a dedicated team & will be completed within the next 2 days." 

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Several JNU students and teachers were detained on Friday as they agitating over the compulsory attendance rule and the removal of several department heads.

The protest march of the JNU students JNU Teachers' Association (JNUTA) was also halted by police at the national capital's INA Market.

To control the situation, water cannons had to be used on the protesters who were marching from the university campus to the Parliament.

 

 

 

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