It took suo-motu actions of attacks on journalists in the year 2019-2020, in the following cases:
- Alleged attack on Shri Amit Sharma, journalist, News-24 by the cops of Government Railway Police in Shamli (Uttar Pradesh).
- Murder of Shri K. Satyanarayana, Journalist, ‘Andhra Jyothi’ newspaper in Andhra Pradesh.
- Alleged attack, manhandling, abuse and forcible removal of Photo-Journalists of Hindustan Times during coverage of a protest near Rajghat, Delhi.
- Manhandling of photojournalist, Shri Ashish Raje, Mumbai allegedly by cops; while photographing women protesting at Nagpada, Mumbai against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.
Also, the Council dealt with complaints of attacks on journalists in the year 2019-2020 in the cases filed by:
- Shri Tarsem Chopra, Reporter, Electronic Media, Kotakpur; Chandigarh of alleged attacked by a senior official of Mandi Board during coverage of development work in the Kotakpur, Mandi, Chandigarh.
- National Union of Journalists (India) about an attack on the media persons (JK 24X7 and NDTV) covering communal violence in North-East Delhi.
- Mr Md.Mubashiruddin Khurram, Senior Correspondent, The Siasat Daily, Hyderabad against Hyderabad Police in dealing with protests and journalists.
- Shri Ashok Mishra, Bureau of Chief, Dainik SamayJagat, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) regarding alleged attack on him by anti-social elements.
- Shri Manoj Shrivastava, Mahamantri, Kashi Patrakar Sangh, UP, against attack on media persons covering communal violence in North-East Delhi.
About the Press Council of India
The Press Council of India is a quasi-judicial statutory authority; set up under the Press Council Act, 1978, for the purpose of preserving the freedom of the Press; of maintaining and improving the standards of newspapers and news agencies in India.