ANDHRA PRADESH

Scribes stage protest, condemn attacks

Correspondent

VIZIANAGARAM: Print and electronic media journalists based at district headquarters on Friday staged protest demonstrations in front of Hotel S.V.N. Lake Palace where employees of the hotel reportedly assaulted them on Thursday night.

According to a complaint lodged with Collector G. Rama Narayana Reddy and Superintendent of Police Y. Gangadhar by APUWJ and APWJF leaders N. Madhusudhana Rao, D. Atchuta Rao, T. Radhakrishna and others, the hotel staff on the instructions of General Manager attacked videographers of news channels when they tried to shoot some “obscene dance performances” late in the night in the hotel. They said that the hotel staff damaged video cameras and snatched their mobile phones. Mr. Radhakrishna said that video clippings of the incident were submitted along with a memorandum to the Collector and the SP. While condemning the indecent behaviour of the hotel management they demanded disciplinary action against the general manager and also apologies from the management.