Dhaka University Journalists’ Association (DUJA) on Friday strongly condemned and protested the attack on daily Prothom Alo’s DU correspondent Asif Hawlader and Bangla Tribune’s DU correspondent Abid Hasan Rasel.
DUJA president Mehedi Hasan and general secretary Sazzadul Kabir issued a statement on Friday in this regard. They also demanded immediate punishment for those involved in the attacks.The release stated: “Media is called the fourth pillar of the state. But, attacks on journalists are an extreme threat to independent journalism. Such attacks will happen repeatedly if the culprits are not brought to book.”
Leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Thursday allegedly attacked the journalists while they were covering news on DU campus.