Maharashtra Cabinet nods for draft bill prohibiting attack on journalists

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Maharashtra Cabinet nods for draft bill prohibiting attack on journalists

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 6 (ANI): The Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday gave nod to a draft bill prohibiting attack on journalists in the state.

The Journalists Protection Act will now be tabled in the state legislature.

This comes in the wake of an attack on a senior journalist working with a national daily who was attacked by unknown persons in Navi Mumbai’ Kharghar on Friday.

Last week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that a bill to protect journalists from attacks will be introduced in the legislature.

“The draft of the bill regarding attacks on journalists is ready and we plan to introduce it in the ongoing session of the state Legislature,” he said in the assembly.

Last year a delegation led by S. M. Deshmukh, convenor of action committee on attacks on journalist had met Fadanvis and apprised him about the situation. (ANI)

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