Dharna reporting can be quite a hair-raising experience. And David Lalmalsawma would certainly agree.
The dude was covering a Narmada Bachao Andolan protest march in the national capital when the cops arrived and started bundling agitators into the police van. Medha Patkar went in first followed by a couple of her supporters and then it was poor David’s turn.
Things might have gotten worse but at this point our dude flashed his office I-card and thrust it into the cop’s face. The ‘Press’ tag worked and the officer let David go.
The police van left with Patkar, supporters and all – leaving behind one-hell-of-a-shaken reporter.