Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has met the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the raging controversy on the police crackdown and the subsequent assaults on journalists in a Delhi court.
Kejriwal’s meeting with Singh comes after several Aam Aadmi Party leaders met Delhi police to present them evidence on the involvement of ABVP members in chanting of anti-India slogans.
Meanwhile, hundreds of journalists have staged a march from the Press Club to the Supreme Court against the attacks on media persons in a Delhi court yesterday.
The protesting journalists demanded the arrests of those lawyers accused of assaulting journalists on Monday.
More than 800 journalists signed memo protesting against the attack and handed to Supreme Court registrar. The matter will come up for hearing in the SC tomorrow, tweeted senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.
More than 800 journalists sign memo protesting against attack; handed to SC registrar; will be heard in SC tomw
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 16, 2016
Senior journalist, Siddharth Vardarajan said that the police had failed in its duty adding that what will happen to the safety of common man when the members of the press were not safe.
Elsewhere, some right-wing Hindu groups also staged protests outside the gate of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
More to follow