Friday, April 17, 2009

Hindu extremists attack Pakistani journalists.

NEW DELHI (Agencies) - Activists of Shri Ram Sene, a Hindu extremist group, attacked visiting Pakistani journalists during a seminar at India International Centre (IIC) here on Wednesday.Organised by Foundation for Media Professionals, two groups of journalists from Pakistan and Indian formed a panel for discussion on “Is Media Jingoism Fanning India-Pakistan Problem?”. Pakistani journalists, who were also attending the seminar, included Rahimullah Yusufzai, Saeed Minhas, Muniba Kamal and Beena Sarwar. The Indian speakers included noted author Arundhati Roy; columnist Swapan Dasgupta; Nirupama Subramanian, The Hindu correspondent in Islamabad; and Amit Baruah, the Hindustan Times foreign editor. A large number of journalists and academicians participated in the discussion.As Rahimullah Yusufzai was speaking on the subject, a group of Shri Ram Sene activists stood up and started raising slogans against Pakistan. The slogans included “Jang Karen Ge Pakistan Se”. The Shri Ram Sene extremists, who were seated as audience members at the venue at the IIC, thronged IIC and thrashed Pakistani journalists and chanted anti-Pakistan slogans. They also tried to rush towards Yusufzai but the organisers and participants pushed them out and locked the door.

All Pakistani public, journalists and youth condemn this extremist act.