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Journalists in Patna hold protest march demanding Tarun Tejpal's arrest
Journalist all around the nation respected Tarun Tejpal, Tehelka's founder for his journalistic skills, but the latest sexual assault case levied on the founder has brought him to shame. Journalist in Patna organised a protest march demanding Tejpal's arrest.

Slogans such as ''Tarun Tejpal, Shame ,Shame!!Shame,Shame !! Tarun Tejpal, Down, Down!! Down, Down!!'' and ''What punishment should be given to Tarun Tejpal? Capital punishment, Capital punishment !!'' were echoed yesterday afternoon in Fraser Road at Patna during the protest march against Tarun Tejpal and sexual violence in media.

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Members of the South Asian Women in Media (SAWM), Patna chapter, Bihar Working Journalists Union (BWJU), Patna, All India DSO, All India MMS and dozens of women rights activists today demanded immediate arrest of the founder and publisher of Tehelka magazine, Tarun Tejpal for the recent rape case with a young journalist from the same organisation in Goa.

The protest march started from All India Radio (AIR) Chauraha, Patna. They were raising slogans in both Hindi and English against Tarun Tejapal, holding placards with slogans against the sexmonster of media.

''Women journalists are also not safe in media.We demand speedy trial and capital punishment to Tehelka?s founder former editor- in-chief and publisher, TarunTejpal. There should be a women cell in every media house and private/ corporate sectors for the justice and security to the victims of sexual exploitation of women journalists in India. There should also be a network between the journalists and social activists for the help of victims of sexual exploitation and mental torture,'' said SAWM, Patna chapter chief and senior journalist Nivedita Sahkeel (Jha) to this citizen journalist during this protest march in Patna today.

''We will continue our fight for justice to the victim of sexual exploitation in media. We should always remain ready anytime and anywhere for the demand of justice and protection of the journalists? rights in Bihar. There is a light after the end of the dark tunnel,'' said Arun Kumar, general secretary of BWJU, Patna in the programme.

Rajani Shankar, Neelu jee, Anis Ankur, Sadhna Mishra, Tarkeshwar Ojha, Munna Jha, Ratneswar Singh, Vineet Roy, Pushpraj, Neelanshu, Anil and a number of other journalists and social activists were also present in the protest.

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