Junagarh Follow-up: Police Official Punished for Attack on Press

The police officer responsible for atrocious attack on Press persons at Junagarh of Kalahandi district has been punished with transfer.

The Kalahandi Journalists through their Association have in a message thanked Media Unity for Freedom of Press (MUFP) for expressing solidarity with their fight for justice.

They have called off their protest agitation on August 16 after the officer-in-charge of Junagad PS, who had attacked and instigated other police men to attack the media persons covering the local farmers’ agitation was transferred and the authorities assured the journalists that no false cases will be slapped against them.

MUFP has expressed satisfaction over the victory of the Journalists of Junagarh and Kalahandi in their principled and united battle against official attempt to gag the Press and has laid stress on similar action everywhere in the state as and when media persons are subjected to any sort of atrocity.

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  1. The Kalahandi Bar Association stands with the members of press we gave unconditional support but the Kalahandi press is divided in to four parts due to personal hegemony. We are sorry and need the help of PRESS people while struggling in the matter of HIGH COURT bench in KALAHANDI and a CBI court at BHAWANIPATNA in orissa. The present president Lokanath Nayak prepared a road map for HIGH COURT bench. In different parts of orissa some need financial gain, some personal rivalry and popularity. In toto no one needs the interest of people. Please telecast or print a interview of BAR President at the earliest .

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