The police had to rescue an NDTV reporter and crew today after people protesting against those returning awards over “rising intolerance”, surrounded and heckled them during a march led by actor Anupam Kher and director Madhur Bhandarkar.

NDTV reports: “Angry protesters surrounded NDTV’s Bhairavi Singh, who was reporting on the march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and verbally abused her. The reporter and her crew were also pushed around and slogans were raised before a police team managed to intervene and escort her to safety.”

Later, Singh shared her ordeal on Twitter. She alleged that not only was she manhandled by the rally-goers, they also called her a ‘prostitute’ for doing her job.

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