Raebareli: BJP supporters beat Journalist in Amit Shah's rally; What you need to know

The Congress has raised concerns over the incident and alleged that BJP workers assaulted Trivedi after he recorded women claiming they were paid to attend the rally.

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During Home Minister Amit Shah's rally in Raebareli Lok Sabha, Uttar Pradesh, a distressing incident of assault against journalist Raghav Trivedi has emerged. Trivedi, affiliated with the web portal Molitics, had arrived in Rae Bareli to report on the Home Minister's rally. He was attacked by some BJP supporters during the event and is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

What is the whole matter?

Videos circulating on social media platforms depict Raghav Trivedi in visible distress, receiving medical attention. The Congress has raised concerns over the incident and alleged that BJP workers assaulted Trivedi after he recorded women claiming they were paid to attend the rally. The Congress's official handle on social media criticized the BJP, citing recent instances of violence targeting opposition parties.

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What has Raghav Trivedi said?

Trivedi, in interactions with local media, recounted his ordeal. He stated that while covering the rally, attendees abruptly began leaving. Upon questioning their departure, party workers demanded to stop filming. After resisting, they kidnapped him and then assaulted him, behind the stage. 

Trivedi lamented the lack of intervention from the police and said that they also made derogatory remarks targeting his appearance.

Response from Bhupesh Baghel

Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel visited the hospital to extend support to Raghav Trivedi. Baghel condemned the attack, stating that in a democracy, it is unacceptable for journalists to face violence while performing their duties, especially during election events.