New Delhi: The Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC) on Monday protested against the intimidation and harassment of a woman journalist by people said to be functionaries of the BJP and Congress in Chhattisgarh.
In a statement issued here, IWPC expressed shock over the harassment of Malini Subramaniam, a contributor to online news portal Scroll, at the instigation of some political functionaries in Jagdalpur area of Bastar district.
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“The IWPC expresses shock and concern over the harassment and intimidation of a woman journalist by alleged functionaries of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress in Jagdalpur, Bastar,” the statement said.
The IWPC called upon the Chhattisgarh government to take action against the accused to send out a strong message that no one is above the law of the land.
It said the growing intimidation of journalists was a matter of grave concern.
“Not only is such intimidation an attack on the freedom of the press, it also creates an atmosphere of fear that will end up affecting fair and unbiased reporting by journalists,” the IWPC said.