Protesters at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. (Photo Credit: IANS/File)
News Nation team has been stopped once again from covering protests at Shaheen Bagh. This comes days after News Nation senior journalist Deepak Chaurasia and other members of his team were attacked by some miscreants when they were reporting from the area. The News Nation team was attacked while reporting about the Shaheen Bagh protest where hundreds of people have been agitating against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA for over 50 days.
Deepak Chaurasia was reporting from the site when a man wearing a yellow pullover tried to stop him. Unfazed by the disturbance, the senior journalist continued to do his work. Two video journalists, who were accompanying Chaurasia were also attacked by the miscreants and looted their camera.
Narrating his ordeal, Chaurasia said that no police personnel was there at the protest site to protect him. Following the incident, a complaint has been filed by the Delhi police in this incident. An FIR has also been filed on the complaint of Chaurasia and DCP South East Delhi Chinmay Biswal assured that action will be taken against the perpetrators.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar while reacting to the incident said he will write a letter to the Press Council of India over the issue. Condemning the attack on Chaurasia, Javadekar said this was a shocking case of extremism and the culprits must be exposed.
Talking to News Nation, Javadekar said that now violence is being carried out in name of peaceful protests. "Whatever happened with Deepak ji is highly condemnable. As the I&B minister, I will write to the Press Council and seek an inquiry into the unfortunate incident. The way a media person has been attacked can't be tolerated. Some people have unlawfully encroached the public space in Shaheen Bagh. The nation will never accept the such approach,” Javadekar told News Nation.