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Chandigarh Press Club Condemns Madhya Pradesh Police for Torturing Journalists and Civil Society Members

CHANDIGAR: The Chandigarh Press Club condemns the illegal action of the Madhya Pradesh police, who arrested, stripped and humiliated a local journalist, theater artists and other members of civil society.

These people paraded naked in a police station in Sidhi district, Madhya Pradesh, and in order to humiliate and humiliate them further, local police took their photos and posted them on social media.

This incident is a clear attack on freedom of expression and speaks volumes about the atrocities committed against journalists, especially those working in the districts and sub-divisions.

Although Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has suspended the police personnel involved and ordered an investigation, this growing trend of governments implicating government apparatuses in attacking journalists is of grave concern and poses a threat to freedom. of the press.

Joining the Press Club of India, the Indian Women’s Press Corps and other journalists’ corps, the Chandigarh Press Club condemns the action of the Madhya Pradesh police and demands that the victims be released and compensated for the mental agony and the physical harassment they endured at the hands of the Madhya Pradesh government. He also urges the National Human Rights Commission to take cognizance suo moto of all these atrocities against journalists and civil society.