Union minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said that the data was compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the last three years.
He said that in 2017, there were 15 cases of attacks on journalists in which 26 people were arrested.
Last year, the highest 22 people were arrested in Rajasthan in three such cases while in Tripura, one person was arrested in three cases of attacks on journalists, the minister said.
In 2016, he said that 41 people were arrested in 47 such cases — the highest of which were reported from Madhya Pradesh where 12 people were arrested in 41 cases.
There were six cases of attacks on journalists in Andhra Pradesh in 2016 in which nine people were arrested and five cases in Tripura where four people were arrested.
In 2015, 41 people…