Shame on the religious fanatics who attacked the ‘Zee News’ TV news channel team which was collecting factual news !
This shows that patriotic and devout media is being smothered in India. Will the Central Government take action against the concerned people for this ?
New Delhi – Zee News team was attacked near Sukhdev Vihar Metro station in New Delhi on 30th January 2020 during the coverage of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. Zee News senior reporter Jitendra Sharma and his associate Neeraj Gaur had arrived at Sukhdev Vihar Metro station to cover the ongoing anti-CAA protests along with camera-person Qamar Khan when they were heckled and assaulted by the protesters from the Jamia area of Delhi.
During the incident, the anti-CAA protesters tried to snatch the mobiles and personal belongings of Jitendra Sharma and Neeraj Gaur. The channel’s camera and recording equipment were completely damaged by the anti-CAA protesters, who also shouted anti-Government slogans.
The agitating anti-CAA protesters also broke the camera and Live Unit of the channel. The incident came hours after a young man, reportedly a minor, brandished a locally-made pistol and opened fire at the anti-CAA protesters in the Jamia area in which a student was injured.
Narrating the whole incident, Jitendra Sharma said that he and his team had gone there to cover the ongoing anti-CAA protests and talk to the protesters but they attacked them and damaged their equipment.