Media associations condemn attacks on journalists
August 25, 2017  21:50
The Broadcast Editors' Association and the National Union of Journalists today condemned the attack on media persons allegedly by the followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and asked the governments of Haryana and Punjab to ensure safety and freedom of the journalists.

The BEA demands immediate steps for safety and security of media persons as democracy cannot afford to allow anybody to hold the  rule of law to ransom, said a statement issued by the association.

"Any such attack is an attempt to prevent media from discharging its legitimate duty of dissemination of information, a duty that is vital to the healthy functioning of a democracy," it added.
The BEA said the governments of Haryana and Punjab should ensure the safety and freedom of media persons to report the incident.
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