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Press Council of India members visits Osmania University

Interacts with media persons and students


The members of Press Council of India on Sunday visited the Osmania University to inquire into the brutal attack on media persons by the police forces on the night of February 14 and on the following day. Two Council members, NN Sinha and Kalyan Barua along with the representatives of the State Journalists Union interacted with media persons and students to elicit information about the attack. They spoke to several students who were present on the campus when baton wielding police personnel attacked the media who were covering the police action on the students of Osmania University, the epicenter of the ongoing separate Telangana movement.

They sought to know the circumstances that led to the attack on media and the manner in which the police personnel including Central Paramilitary forces attacked the journalists. Students reportedly told the council members that the police wanted to drive out media from the campus to unleash terror on the students. It is likely that the Press Council of India members would interact with the police officers on Monday. It may be recalled that media on the night of February 14 and on the next day resulting injuries to several media persons. The police personnel also damaged the cameras of electronic media, photographers and set ablaze vehicles belonging to journalists.

After hue and cry was raised, the government assured to identify the policemen involved in the attack and take action against those found guilty but till now no action has been initiated. The police have ordered an inquiry and the Crime Investigation Department of the State police was asked to submit a report within a week but it was learnt that no report was submitted till now.

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