Working Journalists of India’s grand demonstration at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar will now take place on 30 March

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New Delhi, 30 January. The Working Journalists of India, the affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, will submit a detailed memorandum to the Central Government on February 12, on the demands of the media persons. A delegation of the union will give a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office, the Union Minister of State for Labor and the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister regarding the demands of the journalists. The union has postponed its proposed mass demonstration of February 12 in view of the growing corona epidemic. The union’s grand demonstration will now be held on March 30 at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

The Working Journalists of India held a virtual meeting with journalists from all over the country regarding the mass demonstration of journalists in Delhi, in which everyone’s opinion was taken on the memorandum to be given to the central government regarding the demands of the media persons. The meeting was presided over by the union’s national president Anoop Chaudhary and conducted by the union’s national vice president Sanjay Kumar Upadhyay. The general secretary of the union, Narendra Bhandari, guided the journalists and informed about the outline of the great demonstration.

In the meeting, Yogesh Sood, President of Haryana Unit of Working Journalists of India said that his state is adjoining Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, where elections are being held. Most of the journalists of his state are busy in elections. In view of that, instead of February 12, we should hold a grand demonstration at the end of March. Sood raised the issue of injustice being done to journalists by the Haryana government. He said that his state neither considers journalists as corona warriors nor is they being given booster dose vaccine. The recognition of journalists which used to be of one year has been increased to 6 months.

Vikas Sukhija, working president of Haryana unit of Working Journalists of India said that the central government should formulate a one nation one policy in the media. He said that the educational qualification of all types of journalists and persons working in the field of journalism or newly joining this field should be determined, because it is often seen that those people are also coming forward under the guise of digital media. Those who have nothing to do with journalism and become a journalist by creating a mike, social sites id and are tarnishing the dignity of this profession.
Apart from this, a provision should be made to give monthly pension to the journalist who has been working in this profession continuously for 15 years by playing an active role. Haryana government has started giving pension of ten thousand rupees per month to recognized journalists, assuming retirement on attainment of 60 years, but this amount is very less, in view of the rapidly rising inflation, its amount should be at least 25 thousand rupees. needed. It should be implemented across the country. Medical facilities should also be provided free of cost on the lines of One Nation One Scheme. There should also be a provision to give a government job to a member of the family of a journalist who dies in the course of his work. Sukhija said that they are uniting about the exploitation of journalists in Haryana.

Uttarakhand unit president Sunil Kumar Gupta, general secretary Shailendra Negi, Rajneesh Dhyani and Mohan said that elections are being held in their state and all journalists are engaged in the same. He also requested to organize the great demonstration in March. Along with this, he has appealed to the central and state government to declare journalists as front line warriors.

The Kerala unit president of the union, Shiju, also appealed to carry forward the great demonstration in view of the situation of Karona in the state, as well as he said that on February 12, we should give a memorandum to the government. Senior journalist Sunita Tiwari said that media organizations fire anyone from their job whenever they want. That should be stopped. Chandigarh Doordarshan anchor Ramanjit Kor Chahal said that Prasar Bharati is a government department, where journalists are kept on contract for many years, she said that this job should be permanent.
Jharkhand’s senior journalist Saroj Kumar Acharya said that media council should be formed up to district level in the country and if there is any case against any journalist, then he should first go before the media council and on his recommendation, the administration should take further action.
Punjab journalist Ashok Bharti said that the date of the great demonstration should be extended but on 12th we must give a memorandum to the government. He has also demanded to provide mediclaim and pension facilities to the yellow card holder journalists in the state. Journalist Dipendu Choudhary from West Bengal said that many media institutions in his state are not giving salary to journalists for several months. Journalist Pramod Kumar Agrawal of Agra in Uttar Pradesh said that the great demonstration should be postponed in view of the elections in his state.
Working Journalists of India’s Delhi Unit President Sandeep Kumar Sharma, General Secretary Devendra Singh Tomar, Member Executive Ish Malik, Ashok Saxena, and Sardar Preet Pal Singh told journalists from across the country that whenever they come to Delhi to participate in the great demonstration, They will be fully welcomed. He said that on February 12, by giving a memorandum to the Central Government, he would convey the demands of the journalists to the government.
In the end, the national president of the union, Anoop Chaudhary, announced that now the union’s great performance will be held on March 30, which will be historic in the media world. He has appealed to all the journalistic and journalist organizations to unite.


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