Journalists kept their cameras on the ground as a mark of their protest. Photograph:( ANI )
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.
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.
#Delhi: Journalists sit in protest outside Police Headquarters. They are protesting against alleged molestation of a woman journalist by Delhi Cantt SHO & manhandling of another journalist by police during JNU Protest March yesterday. pic.twitter.com/EK6h2kmGgK— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018
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.
It was an unfortunate incident. Delhi police is always extremely sensitive towards our media friends. It was an accidental happening when women police personnel couldn’t differentiate between protesters and the journalist.— Madhur Verma (@IPSMadhurVerma) March 23, 2018
Delhi Police also informed on Twitter that the case of molestation will be enquired by the vigilance branch for further action.
In this situation, one female journalist has given a complaint of molestation and the same will be enquired into by the vigilance branch for further action.— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) March 23, 2018
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."
The complaint by the journalist is being enquired by a dedicated team & will be completed within the next 2 days. After that the strictest action will be taken: Dependra Pathak, #Delhi Police CPRO on woman journalist alleged molestation during JNU student protest march yesterday pic.twitter.com/s1q4JJuA58— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2018
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.