Attack on NDTV office "serious" and "unfortunate": Congress

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Ahmedabad, Jan 19 : Congress party today condemned the attack on NDTV office in Ahmedabad by the activists of 'Hindu Samarajya Sena', terming it as "serious" and "unfortunate".

Equating the act to "fascism," party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said: "If you cannot air your views with freedom, then it is a very sorry phase you have come to."

"This is what intolerance is all about," he added.

Singhvi said such acts "must be crushed in the threshold."

About 20 activists attacked the private channel's office on Saturday morning.

They were protesting against the news channel's poll asking viewers "whether noted painter M F Hussain can be a recipient of Bharat Ratna?"

Two staff members were also assaulted in the incident.

ANI

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