Caravan's Journalists harassed by locals

The three journalists were conducting follow-up reporting on a Delhi violence complainant by, Shanno, who had accused police officials at the Bhajanpura police station of beating and sexually assaulting her and her 17-year-old daughter on the night of 8 August. On the afternoon of 11 August, a mob assaulted these three journalists working with The Caravan—Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman journalist—in Subhash Mohalla, in northeast Delhi’s North Ghonda neighbourhood. They were taking photographs of saffron flags that had been tied in the area, when some men approached them and told them to stop. The mob launched their attack upon realizing that Tantray was Muslim. For around an hour and a half, the journalists were under attack, subjected to communal slurs, threatened with murder and sexually harassed.

Other Informations
Source of information News Report Place of incident Not known :Delhi
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Unknown
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Sikhs
Location of incident Not known Was cross FIR filed Not Applicable
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

11-08-2020 Section 354,342,384,153-A,383,506

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 11, 2020
Nature of Violence
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Threat
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Shahid Tantray, Prabhjit Singh and a woman
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Delhi
    District/City North East Delhi
    Party In Power / Incidents AAP - Aam Aadmi Party
    Media link