MUMBAI: The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has condemned the attacked on Times Now and Headlines Today by the Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK) cadre in Chennai on 18 May.
Cameramen and journalists of the two channels were attacked while they were covering the news of DMK leader Stalin’s resignation. According to TV reports, cameras and video footages were damaged. One cameraperson has also been admitted with severe injuries.
NBA president KVL Narayan Rao called it a “cowardly attack meant to intimidate journalists carrying out their work in disseminating news and information, a service that is essential for any democratic society.” He urged Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa to ensure that journalists were allowed to perform their duties in a free and fearless manner.
He also requested that the state authorities would take action against the culprit(s) to ensure such incidents are not repeated.