Punjab Press Club
, has sent a memorandum to Prime Minister
seeking his intervention in the case of attack on three journalists in Delhi.
“The highly condemnable incident deserves your intervention not just for justice in the case but also for setting an example so that it does not become a precedent for other such miscreants in Delhi and other parts of the country to feel encouraged,” the memo signed by club president
“India already ranks at 142nd position on
World Press Freedom Index
and this incident in the national capital proves that situation is worsening even further. Leaders of your party often refer to their fight against Emergency and refer to that as black chapter in Indian history after 1947 when freedom of media was also supressed. However, such incidents amount to similar conditions for journalists, especially for those working in the field."
"Please intervene and ensure that guilty are booked under all the offences made out from the detailed complaint submitted by the journalists and further action is also taken quickly so that such elements don’t enjoy impunity and immunity,” the memorandum adds.