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Journalists Stripped by Cops ‘for Covering Protests’ in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh : A group of men, including a journalist, were forced to strip down to their undergarments in police custody in Madhya Pradesh’s Sidhi town.

The incident which Shocked the journalism fraternity all over the country, 8 video journalists were humiliated and forced by the police to strip inside a police station in BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh. a photograph that went viral on social media on Thursday, all eight journalists can be seen standing inside a police station in semi naked condition.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took note of the matter and called for action against the police officials involved.

As per the reports emerging from Madhya Pradesh, these journalists were detained by the police after a complaint was registered by the BJP MLA Kedarnath Shukla.

Shukla alleged that they were running fake news against him. One journalist said “My only fault is that I did some ground reports which big news channels do not dare to do…my stories upset the police and the BJP MLA,” said Tiwari in a feeble voice.

Several people have expressed their anguish on social media over the humiliation of these journalists by the police. Youth Congress head, Srinivas took a jibe at the BJP government and said, “State of journalism in India” while sharing a picture of all journalists sitting on the floor

CPJ Committee to Protect Journalists / Asia Desk has taken the cognizance of the incident and spoken with Tiwari, sources with the CPJ said. We will soon issue a statement, said the CPJ person in India.

It is worth noting here that senior journalist and columnist Akaar Patel and Rana Ayyub were stopped from flying outside the country by authorities recently.

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