GUWAHATI, Oct 2 - Following the call from the national media fraternity, the city-based journalists today demonstrated their resentment against the relentless killing of scribes across India, in front of the Guwahati Press Club.
Various media body representatives and individual journalists who chanted slogans in support of various demands including a special protection law for mediapersons on duty, took part in the demonstration organised by the Journalists’ Action Committee Assam.
India witnesses the murder of around five mediapersons on an average in a year and that has never 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, where September was the worst month losing three working journalists,” the JAC said in a statement.
The media fraternity observed the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi today with countrywide demonstrations. The city-based journalists joined in the mission with specific demands for justice to over 30 victim journalists in the last three decades in Assam.