Journalist Deepak Chaurasia assaulted while reporting from Shaheen Bagh

Deepak Chaurasia (file image)

New Delhi: Senior journalist Deepak Chaurasia on Friday was allegedly manhandled and roughed up by some people while he was reporting at Shaheen Bagh where protests against the newly-enacted citizenship law and National Register of Citizens (NRC) have been ongoing since more than 40 days.

Chaurasia also shared a video from his ordeal on Twitter, saying: “We are hearing that the constitution is in danger, we are hearing that the fight is to save democracy! When I reached Shaheen Bagh to show the same voice to the country, there was nothing less than mob lynching!”

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The video journalist accompanying Chaurasia was attacked as well and the camera was destroyed. An FIR has been filed on the complaint of Chaurasia after the incident.

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