Two journalists in Netrakona were injured yesterday during a commotion of the ruling Awami League activists demanding cancellation of a fresh committee of local unit of Mohila AL.
The injured are Pallab Chakaraborty of Prothom Alo and Shamlendu Paul of The Daily Ittefaq. Pallab was admitted to a local hospital.
The clash erupted at district administration's Public Hall around 10:00am when Asma Zerin Jhumu, unit's central organisational secretary, announced a committee making Kamrunessa Asraf and Habiba Rahman president and general secretary respectively, which local Jubo League and BCL activists rejected saying it was formed without holding any council and soon started protesting by throwing chairs.
When journalists went to take photos they chased them and attacked Pallab and Shamlendu near the press club, said witnesses.
The incident took place in presence of Arif Khan Joy, deputy minister for youth and sports, who assured that legal actions will be taken regarding the incident.