Press Association condemns ‘harassment’ of journalist at press conference

The Press Association on Sunday condemned the authorities’ alleged rape of a journalist during a recent press conference by the Delhi and Punjab Prime Ministers.

In a statement here, the Press Association has called for a thorough investigation, followed by strong action against those responsible for the April 26 incident.

Naresh Vats, a correspondent for the Hindustan Post, has lodged a complaint with Parliament Street Police Station, alleging that the authorities refused to recognize the accreditation card issued by the Press Information Office and denied him access to that of Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Man denied press conference mentioned.

Vats claimed in his complaint that he was beaten by security personnel at the venue after he questioned their decision to deny him entry to the press conference.

“Recently, incidents of harassment of journalists have come to light in various states governed by parties of all stripes. Such incidents constitute a violation of journalists’ rights,” said Press Association President CK Nayak.

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