Journalists condemn attack on peers on city polls day
Journalists today strongly condemned the attacks on media persons covering the city polls and demanded the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
The journos were speaking during a protest programme organised by the Dhaka Union of Journalists in front of the Jatiya Press Club.
Many expressed their frustration over the failure of law enforcers and election officers in ensuring the safety and security of journalist during the city polls.
President of DUJ Abu Zafar Surja said the attackers have to be brought to book by Saturday, otherwise the union would wage tougher movement.
Journalists are fighting for freedom of expression and democracy but they are being attacked repeatedly for it, DUJ General Secretary Sohel Haider Chowdhury said.
At least 10 journalists from different media houses were attacked and assaulted while performing duties during Saturday’s polls.
Many were obstructed and humiliated allegedly by the leaders and activists of the ruling party.
Journalist Mostafizur Rahman Sumon, one of the victims of Saturday’s violence, last night filed a case with Mohammadpur Police Station accusing some unnamed men loyal to DNCC Ward 34 councilor Hossain Khokon.