Congress condemns alleged thrashing of UP journalist by Railway cops

Congress condemns alleged thrashing of UP journalist by Railway cops

New Delhi, The Congress on Wednesday condemned the alleged thrashing of an Uttar Pradesh journalist by a group of Railway Police personnel and demanded strict action against the culprits. 'This barbarism must be dealt with strict action. However, the illegal detention & subsequent harassment of another journalist in UP points to a graver problem with the State. Is there no place for free speech & democracy under @myogiadityanath's rule?,' the Congress said on its official Twitter handle.

The video, that has gone viral on social media shows the journalist punched, slapped and abused by a group of policemen as he pleads with them to stop. The journalist said a group of Railway Police personnel locked him up and abused him on Tuesday night when he was covering the derailment of a train. The video comes at a time when the state is in the national glare over the arrest of journalists on charges of "defaming" Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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