FIR lodged on policemen if they conduct misbehave against the working journalists, If no FIR then FIRs will be lodged against SSP
Delhi: The Press Council has warned the state government
Journalists are not a part of the crowd. With the increasing excesses with journalists and the inappropriate behavior of the police, journalists often do not work with independence. Keeping in mind the same, Indian Press Council President Markandey Katju has issued warnings to the state governments that the police should not disturb journalists.
Journalist is not part of the crowd
In the event of violence or organisms at some place, the police can not interfere with journalists in their work. Police can not deal with such journalists as they remove crowds. In this situation, a criminal case will be lodged against the policemen or officials who have been abused.
Markandey Katju said; the way in which a lawyer fighting the case of murder of his client is not killed. Similarly, journalists do their work at a public place but they are not part of the crowd. Therefore, to stop journalists from their work, the freedom of the media is to be abolished!
Instructions given to all states
The Press Council has sent instructions to the country's Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Chief Ministers of all the States, Chief Secretaries and Home Secretaries clearly stated that the violence of police or paramilitary forces will not be tolerated with journalists. Governments should ensure that there is no such action with journalists.Violence with police, journalists will be considered as a violation of the right to freedom of the media, which is given in Section 19A of the Constitution. A criminal case will be registered against a policeman or officer who is abusive under this constitutional section.