According to the PFUJ, Shan was attacked in retaliation to a news report he published highlighting ‘unethical content’ on social media. The attack is suspected to be a warning to not report on any other “wrong doings”. The injured journalist has filed a case with the police.
The PFUJ said: “We strongly condemn the incident and urge Punjab government to take action and arrest the culprits at the earliest and punish the guilty.”
The IFJ said: “The IFJ urges police to conduct a thorough investigation into the attack and ensure Shikh Shan can continue his work as a journalist without fear of retribution.”