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मुंबई प्रेस क्लब ने कराची प्रेस क्लब पर हमले की निंदा की

March 28, 2016

मुंबई। मुंबई प्रेस क्लब ने 27 मार्च को पाकिस्तान के कराची प्रेस क्लब पर हमले की कड़े शब्दों में निंदा की है। एक विज्ञप्ति जारी कर उन्होंने कराची के पत्रकार समुदाय से एकजुटता जाहिर की।

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MUMBAI PRESS CLUB CONDEMNS ATTACK ON KPC 

The Mumbai Press Club strongly condemns the dastardly attack on the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Sunday 27th March evening mounted by fanatics belonging to the Anjuman Talba e Islam, the students wing of the Jamiat Ulema e Pakistan.  

Initially, the attackers were protesting outside KPC against the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri. The protest was part of the campaign mounted by various religious organizations in Pakistan against Qadri's execution. Qadri, a police and security officer, was responsible for the assassination of Salman Taseer, the Punjab Governor, on 4th January 2011.  

The demonstrators of Anjuman Talba outside the KPC premises, yesterday suddenly went berserk and invaded the club premises saying their demonstration should be shown live on television. The journalists and camera persons tried to explain but in vain that KPC has nothing to do with news coverage. Seeing tension, the gates of the KPC were closed. The attackers were carrying lathi, petrol bombs, etc. They stormed into the Club and tried to set Jaag TV's DSNG on fire. Many journalists were hurt in the melee and equipment and cameras broken and snatched by the goons. 

The Mumbai Press Club demands that the Pakistan government and the Sindh provincial government take stringent action against the attackers and the organization that perpetrated this outrage. It is the responsibility of the government to provide an atmosphere where journalists can work without any fear or favour. The Mumbai Press Club has official and close bilateral relations with the Karachi Press Club, and we stand with them in solidarity.  

The Mumbai Press Club has also conveyed our solidarity with the journalist community of Karachi who are struggling against all odds for the freedom of expression. 

Secretary 

Mumbai Press Club  

28th March 2016

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