Rain-hit people, journalists thrashed -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Rain-hit people, journalists thrashed

HYDERABAD: Rain-affected members of Maheshwari community of Tando Mohammad Khan, including women and children and reporters covering the event, were thrashed by personnel of law enforcement agencies when they staged a sit-in outside the office of the District Coordination Officer on Thursday.

Members of Maheshwari community were protesting against non-supply of relief goods to them. Members of law enforcement agencies used batons to disperse them.

They did not spare even journalists, snatching their cameras.

President of the union of journalists and TV reporter, Muzaffar Rind, Ansar Khan and cameraman Pappan Bhatti were also thrashed.

Later, a large number of journalists led by president press club, Shahzad Subohpoto, Farooq Siddiqui, Imtiaz Mangrio and others staged a protest sit-in for three hours.

The protest led to the suspension of traffic on both tracks of the road.

DPO Tando Mohammad Khan, Mohammad Ali Baloch was contacted and he assured the protesting journalists that the perpetrators of violence would be brought to justice.

On this assurance the journalists ended their protest.

Source: Dawn
Date:9/23/2011