Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) and Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) have strongly condemned the police atrocities on a lady television journalist associated with a Guwahati based satellite news channel and urged the authority to punish the guilty individuals. Both the media forums have reiterated their old demand to frame a law across the country to protect the media persons on duty.
It may be mentioned that the lady journalist with a camera person on Saturday went to the campus of Latashil police station in the heart of the city for reporting about the pathetic condition of barracks, but they found some unethical practices going on there and started investigating the matter.
It attracted the attention of the police officers on duty and asked the media team to leave the place immediately with abusive languages. Even two male police officers (identified as Chidanda Bora and Samsuddin Ahmed) physically assaulted the lady journalist.
The EMFA and JFA have urged both the State home minister (also the chief minister) Tarun Gogoi and Assam police chief Khagen Sarma to take appropriate actions against the guilty police officers immediately. Both the organizations also decided to send a memorandum to the National Commission for Women urging its intervention to take stern actions against the culprits.