16 Jul, 2016
Journalists across the country are increasingly facing threats and intimidation. As per available data, shared in the Lok Sabha by Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State (Home Affairs), in March, a total of 114 cases were registered under attack on media person (grievously hurt) during 2014. Some 32 persons were arrested. However, the cases hardly reached any logical conclusion.These attacks may range from intimidation by state or mafia, harassment with the use of legal provisions or online abuses or as in some case, at the behest of a powerful politician or businessman. Hindustan Times brings reports from different states where journalists have borne the brunt for doing their job.