February 24, 2021, 8:52 pm
Mahmudul Hasan, Pirganj (Rangpur): Journalists have rallied in Rangpur over the police attack on a journalist. The program was organized by the Television Camera Journalists Association (TCA), journalists working in Rangpur and Rangpur in front of the Rangpur Press Club on Saturday afternoon.
At the human chain rally, the journalist leaders announced to form a larger movement including a sit-in program if no action is taken against the guilty policemen within the next 24 hours.
TCA Rangpur President Shah Nawaz Jani presided over the human chain rally.
Rangpur Press Club President Abdur Rashid Babu, General Secretary Rafiq Sarkar, Reporters Club General Secretary Shah Bayazid Ahmed, City Press Club General Secretary Humayun Kabir Manik, Journalist Liaquat Ali Badal, Aftab Hossain, Javed , Manik Sarkar Manik, Jewel Ahmed, Nazmul Islam Nishat, Sarkar Mazharul Mannan, Nazrul Islam Raju, Jahangir Alam Badal,
Mofsbol Journalists Forum Leader Shafiul Karim Shafiq, TCA General Secretary Ehsanul Haque Sumon, General Secretary of Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association Rangpur Islamul Ripon, Rezaul Islam Jibon, general secretary of Rangpur Photo Journalists Association, Ranjit Das, organizer of Reporters Unity,
Bablu Nag, president of Mahiganj Press Club, Zakir Hussain, convener of Tajhat Press Club. The human chain rally was conducted by Farhaduzzaman Farooq, staff correspondent of Barta 24.
Rangpur Press Club, Reporters Club, City Press Club, TCA, Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association, Rangpur Photo Journalists Association, Begum Rokeya University Journalists Association, Tajhat Thana Press Club, Mahiganj Press Club, Reports Unit.
The speakers said that despite the 72-hour deadline set by the police investigation committee, no action has been taken against the policemen who attacked Independent TV cameraman Limon Rahman. As a result, the cordial relationship between the police and the journalists is fading.
Top police officials have called for humanitarian policing. However, the incident that took place in Rangpur violated the law and revealed the inhumanity of the police.
Publicly organized police beat up a journalist, his video footage has gone viral on social media, but the journalist community does not understand why it is taking so long to investigate.
Journalists are respectful of the law, so their investigation report will be prepared in the next 24 hours and presented to the nation and action will be taken against the guilty policemen. Otherwise, journalists across the country will be forced to protest.