The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) on Tuesday expressed serious concern at the alleged attack by the police and the CRPF on two photo-journalists here on August 19. Both suffered serious injuries. Senior officers also threatened a reporter, seeking information from the police on what transpired, with dire consequences.

Mexican photojournalist Narciso Contreras, working with U.S.-based press agency Zuma, was detained in the Nowhatta area here on August 19. He was allegedly chased from the scene of a confrontation between political demonstrators and security forces and forcibly taken away from a house where he took shelter.