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Guwahati scribes to protest in front of press club

Following the call from the national media fraternity, the city based journalists will also demonstrate their resentments against the relentless killing of scribes across India tomorrow (Monday) at 1.30 pm in front of Guwahati Press Club. The Journalists’ Action Committee Assam has appealed to all media persons to participate in the program.

The largest democracy of the globe remains a bad place for working journalists irrespective of the regimes in power at New Delhi or any province capital. The populous country witnesses the murder of around five media persons on average in a year and that has not been changed for decades.

The land of Lord Vishnu, Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Bapu has however hardly succeeded in resolving any of those journo-murder cases logically and legally. The year 2017 alone witnessed the killing of eight journalists in nine months.

The media fraternity will observe the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a lawyer turned journalist turned India’s Father of the Nation, on October 2 with the countrywide demonstrations. The JAC reiterated its demand for justice to all journalists killed and raised voice for a protection law to safeguard the media persons on duty.

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