Tewari condemns attack on TV journalists by Asaram supporters

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Tewari: Attack on jounalists disturbing
New Delhi, Aug 31:  Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday condemned the attack on two TV journalists by the supporters of self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu in Jodhpur.

"The assault on journalists by a religious preacher's followers is extremely condemnable and disturbing," the minister tweeted. Tewari asked, "Is this what they teach and preach to their flock."

The supporters of Asaram allegedly attacked a TV reporter and a cameraman at his ashram as the Rajasthan Police headed to Bhopal to interrogate the self-styled godman and make an arrest if he does not provide "concrete" defence.

The TV journalist said that they had gone to Asaram's ashram for a coverage when some of his followers attacked them and snatched their camera leaving them injured.

Asaram is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl and inmate of his Jodhpur ashram and has been on the run ever since. It has been 10 days that he has tried to evade his arrest and now he is missing and the police is clueless about his whereabouts.


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