Attacks on Indian journalists highlight growing intolerance
Reporting in India has never been without its risks, but journalists say attacks on the media during last week’s deadly communal riots between Hindus and Muslims in New Delhi show the situation is deteriorating.
One reporter was shot and survived, another had his teeth knocked out, and many more said Hindu mobs demanded proof of religion and tried to keep them from documenting vandalism and violence that included people attacking one another with axes, swords, metal pipes and guns.…
But experts and journalists say the attacks on reporters covering the riots – and censorship of critical content in the aftermath of the violence – are a sign of growing intolerance for independent reporting in India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist led government.…
‘Hindu ho? Bach gaye’ Express journalist’s account from Karawal Nagar (Feb 26, 2020, MSN)
One Journalist Shot, 4 Others Attacked While Reporting On Violence In Northeast Delhi (Feb 25, 2020, HuffPost)
Journalist forced to drop pants to prove religion (Feb 27, 2020, Siasat)
Vancouver journalist says he was threatened by Hindu nationalist at UBC event (Feb 27, 2020, Global News)https://globalnews.ca/news/6602149/vancouver-ubc-india-protest-threats/