Dadri killing: IWPC expresses shock over attack on journalists

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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.

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