Dadri killing: IWPC expresses shock over attack on journalists


The Indian women press corps on Sunday expressed shock over the attacks on journalists in Basara village in Dadri, close to the capital where a group of people lynched a man rumoured to have eaten beef.

The IWPC said it condemned the manner in which journalists, including women reporters, were intimidated, chased and attacked while covering the lynching of a Muslim man.

“The village women were instigated to attack the journalists who were merely on duty doing their job,” it said in a statement.

“That this should have happened in a place which witnessed a violent murder and that too a few kilometres from the national capital’s border is highly condemnable,” it added.

A mob dragged out Mohammed Akhlaq out of his house on the night of 28 September and killed him after rumours were spread that he killed a cow and ate beef.

The family has denied the allegation, saying they only consumed mutton.