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Journalist Assaulted in Goa by organizers of an illegal bullfight

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In a recent incident of bullfight in south Goa three photojournalists and seven policemen were injured as a result of attack lead by the organizers of the illegal bullfight in Margao. According to the available information a journalist’s organization in Goa the incident of the assault which took place while the photojournalists were trying to take the pictures of the violence. The organizations have demanded the magisterial inquiry into the incident.

The police have already arrested two people in connection with the assault on journalists which includes a former councilor but most of the bullfight organizers and scores of fans of the illegal sport, who attacked the raiding policemen and media men, have not been arrested yet. “The incident needs serious investigation. We demand a magisterial inquiry into the assault, which has left three journalists injured and, in some cases, their camera equipment has been damaged,” Goa Union of Journalists president Kishor Naik Gaonkar told the media.

The incident took place when police raided the illegally organized the bullfight in Davondem village in south Goa on Saturday, the mob staged the attack on the police and photojournalist by pelting the stones on them. Among the mediamen injured were Ramnath Pai, Ramesh Naik and Sagun Gawade. A still camera was also smashed by the mobs, who were enraged after the police raid disrupted the bullfight.

“We have filed a complaint against those involved in the incident and investigation is on,” said the inspector in-charge of Margao police Sudesh Naik. Bullfighting, a battle between two mature bulls, was popular in Goa until it was banned by the Bombay High Court nearly two decades back.

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Source: IANS


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