Newspaper hawker’s murder: Udaipur’s Journalists staged protest, demand action against culprits.

Condemning the murder of a News Paper Hawker and police attack on a Journalists at Jaipur the Journalists at Udaipur held a protest on Friday.

“Attack on Journalist is condenable and unexceptable for us.The government should take some action in this regard so that these sort of incidences should not be repeated in future,security of the journalists is the responsibilty of the government.Apart from that we demand that not only one police man but all those that were involved in the incidence should be punished”, said Pratap Singh Rathore, President of Lakecity Press Club.

Tens of protesters from various Newspapers and Media Houses perticipated in the protest under the banner of Lakecity Press Club of Udaipur to register thier anger against the incidence.

They gathered outside the collectorate and later handed over a memorandum to the Administrative officials demandinv thorough investigation of the matter and action against the culprits.

Along with that representatives of Journalist Association of Rajasthan (JAR)  Udaipur chapter has expressed their anger over the incidence by helding the police action to be inhuman.

Reacting on the incidence District President of JAR Udaipur Nana Lal Acharya said “Newspaper Hawker is also a vital part of print media, it is a tool that help in strenghing the bound between a Newspaper and its readers”.

JAR strongly condemn the incidence of hawker’s murder and attack on Journalists and demand strict legal action against the culprits,JAR will also give a memorandum to the District Collector in this regards, Acharya added.
The incidence occured on Thursday morning at Shankar Vihar Colony when a 45 year old Newspaper Hawker Manu Vaishnav  went to Rafiq Khan’s house to collect Rs.500 as the monthly subcription fee.

When Vaishnav asked Khan for the payment he who was already annoyed started abusing him,after a verbal scuffle the scene turned voilent and Khan allegdly hacked Vaishnav to death with an axe.

As per thereports the police was informed about the incidence soon after the incidence, but before it can reach on the spot some locals caught hold Rafiq and started beating him,later the locals encircled the local police station and few of them pelted stones on it, in retaliation police has lathi charged to disperse the crowd.

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