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Police Refuse to File FIR After Attack on Journalist in Chattisgarh
The attack on the residence of a journalist based in Jagdalpur in Chattisgarh and the subsequent police inaction has been sharply criticized by journalists’ organisations. The Network of Women in Media India in a statement strongly condemned the shocking attack on the residence of Malini Subramaniam, correspondent for the news site Scroll.In. “The continuous attempts to intimidate and threaten her into silence must immediately stop and those responsible must be brought to book,” the NWMI said. had reported that a group of around 20 persons had come to her residence on Sunday evening and shouted slogans such as ‘Naxali Samarthak Bastar Chodo. Malini Subramaniam Murdabad’ (Naxal supporter, leave Bastar. Death to Malini Subramaniam). “Hours later, in the early hours of Monday morning, stones were hurled at her home, shattering the rear glass of her car.” Later in the morning, the Chhattisgarh police on Monday refused to file a First Information Report in the incident.