Delhi police ‘manhandling’ female photojournalist sparks a protest in the fraternity

The photojournalist said that she was taking pictures of the JNU protest while the Delhi police ambushed her and snatched her camera.

The journalists in Delhi are uniting to protest against the Delhi police on Saturday. Apparently, a woman journalist of a well-known media house was assaulted by the Delhi police while she was covering the JNU protests.

On Friday, the woman- who is a photojournalist lodged a complaint against the Delhi Cantt Station House Officer. According to her statements, a police official manhandled her during the protest march organized by the JNU Student and Teachers’ Union.

While talking to her colleagues, the woman said that she was taking pictures of the protest while the police ambushed her and snatched her camera. She added that the police did not return it despite telling the Delhi police that she is a media person.

The students and Teachers of JNU are on a lockdown with the university demanding suspension of professor Atul Johri who has been accused of Sexual Harassment by at least eight students. On the other hand, teachers are protesting the removal of several departmental heads.

During these protests, the Delhi Police used lathi charge and water cannon to disperse the protestors. However, during the commotion, the police also allegedly manhandled some of the media persons. A video of the same has also gone viral with several journalists showing solidarity with the victim and agreeing to participate in the protest against the Delhi police.

Meanwhile, Delhi police in its Twitter handle said that it has initiated a further inquiry into the matter and the complaint by the woman journalist will be handled by the vigilante branch.

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