11 April 2017
Things turned ugly at Panjab University (PU) on Tuesday as the protest against fee hike witnessed police using tear gas and students replying with stone-pelting.
At least 15 policemen and some students had to get medical help; some were still in hospitals and said to be in a stable state. More than 50 were taken into custody.
Even photojournalists had to bear the brunt as the police did not spare them in the lathicharge.
Punjab Chandigarh Journalist Union condemned lathicharge on Media persons
Punjab Chandigarh Journalist Union strongly condemned the lathicharge on various Journalist and photo journalists at Punjab University while covering protest by PU students against fee hike by Chandigarh Police.
PCJU demand an inquiry of this incident and registered a FIR against those police personal who were involved in lathicharge.
Chandigarh Press Club demands strict action against Police officials involved in Lathicharge
Chandigarh Press Club strongly condemned the lathicharge by UT police on photojournalists and journalists in Panjab University while covering protest by PU students against fee hike.
Injured photojournalists are Ashwani Rana of Dainik Bhaskar, Deepak Arora of Amar Ujala, Dinesh of Times of India, Karun Sharma of Hindustan Times, Pardeep Saini of Statesman and Visakha of Times of India. President of Press Club Jaswant Rana and Secretary General Chandigarh Press Club Barinder Singh Rawat alongwith Governing Council members demand inquiry of this incident and registration of FIR against those police personal who were involved in lathicharge.
A delegation of Chandigarh Press Club will meet the UT Administrator, UT Adviser and UT IGP in this regard to take strict action against those involved in this incident.