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Journalists wear helmets, agitate against attacks

On Saturday, both print and broadcast journalists protested against the state government's "delay" in bringing a legislation to make attacks on them a non-bailable and cognisable offence.

mumbai Updated: Oct 03, 2010 01:22 IST
HT Correspondent

On Saturday, both print and broadcast journalists protested against the state government's "delay" in bringing a legislation to make attacks on them a non-bailable and cognisable offence.

The protest that took place near the Mahatma Gandhi statue near Mantralaya in south Mumbai saw journalists wearing helmets to represent the caution they they have to take while on duty.

The group pointed out of the increasing violent attacks on journalists by people having vested interests, local goons and underworld dons.

"The state government has been assuring us since 2005 that it will bring in a legislation on the issue, but has not taken any concrete steps," said SM Deshmukh, convenor of Patrakar Halla Virodhi Kriti Samiti, who was leading the protest.