Indian Journalists’ Association (I.J.A.) outright rejects the patently absurd jacket-wearing-by-journalists proposal. Nowhere in the world, except in war fields, the power that be can ever think of forcing journalists to put on outfits to mark them out.
Because informants with any kind of uniforms can be arbitrarily barricaded, prevented from the very sources of information where they move in instinctively and rightfully. They do not only have the right but their honourable duty to access the sources of information, fairly and freely.
The State Police is strongly urged to discard the jacket idea forthwith. Instead they owe to the media the punitive measures taken against police perpetrators of attack on journalists.