Digital Media Association condemn registration of sedition cases against media persons

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CHANDIGRH:  The Digital Media Association of Punjab today strongly condemned the registration of criminal cases inclduing sedition cases againt many media persons of Delhi and demanded immediate cancellation of FIRs’

Devinderjeet Singh Darshi President of Digital Media Association in a statement here said that a meeting of the association held under the chairmanship of Satinder Bains passed a resolution against harrassment of media persons who were covering farmers agitation. Others attended the meeting included Baljit Balli, Parminder Singh Jattpuri, Devinder Singh Kohli, Parminder Singh Jattpuri, Mahavir Jain and Parshant Sharma.

The Association President noted that the FIRa are registered in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh for incidents happened on Republic Day at Delhi. He said that during the farmers protest there was lack of proper information by Delhi police on events related to happenings round the city. Journalists were reporting as they were receiving inpiut from various sources. The journalists were not aty fault. Booking journalsits under sedition law was clear attempt to gag the press.

Darshi stated that while six journalists are booked from Delhi, one journalist Mandeep Punia who was forcibly dragged by police from the Singhu border. Police has registered a FIR aginst him. He said that Digital Media Assocition stands firmly with the media fraternity of Delhi.

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