Token boycott of Assembly Proceedings on July 16 in the Cause of Freedom of Press

MUFP demonstration held as scheduled this forenoon was a huge show of solidarity of all media persons in cause of freedom of press and with journalists attacked by men in uniform and miscreants in nexus with them.

The media persons with placards and slogans demonstrated their wrath on the Mahatma Gandhi Marg before the assembly over administrative apathy to their demands for action against hooligans –official and private – in instances of assault and intimidation resorted to by them to gag the press.

They were shocked to know that the two uniformed men apprehended by the local police for misbehaving with a lady reporter on duty at ISKON car festival point and for injuries inflicted upon her accompanist cameraman including destruction of his camera were enlarged due to inability of the police in prosecuting them. They demanded stern and exemplary action against non-prosecution of the rowdies in uniform in the instant case and called upon the state administration as well as the assembly in session to wake up against the alarming transgression of freedom of press.

The resolved to carry out a token boycott of the Assembly proceeding for one hour when the House commences on July 16 in protest against inaction against the transgressors of freedom of press.

MUFP has thanked all media persons for their historic solidarity and has called upon the reporters and cameramen to stand united in the token boycott of the Assembly proceedings in the first hour of July 16.

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