17, Feb 2016
Feb 17 2016 : Mirror (Mumbai)
The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) condemned the assault by lawyers and others on journalists and cameramen, especially women journalists, who were reporting from the Patiala House Court on Monday.
The incident happened when the president of the JNU Students Union, Kanaiya Kumar, was being produced in the court on charges of sedition.
In condemnation of the incident, Rajat Sharma, President of the NBA, 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.