India

Jammu Newspapers Association framed

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[ August 02, 2017 ] The editors of prominent newspapers of Jammu today held a meeting and decided to frame body to highlight various issues confronting Jammu based newspapers. Accordingly all the members unanimously elected Sardari Lal Bhagat (Daily Preet Urdu) as President, Surinder Sharma (Golden Yug English) Vice President, Pritam Singh Saini ( Nawa-i-Waqt- Azeem English) General Secretary, Rattan Singh Gill (North Lines English) as Adviser and Amit Sawhney ( Morning Today English) as Cashier. Besides executive members of Association were also elected unanimously namely Ravi Sethi (Big News English), Vinod Singh ( Nawa-i-Waqt- Azeem Urdu), Shambu Nath (Jindrah Images English), Kewal Sharma (Bharat Ke Shahid Urdu),Sandeep Aggarwal (The Jammu Sun English), Chadha (Zinda Sach English) Bansi Lal Jain ( Voice of Truth English), Rajni Sharma (North in News English), Mukhjeet Singh (Chenab Express English) Raman Kumar ( Arising State English). Editors while addressing the media persons expressed in one voice that the small and medium sized newspapers are being harassed due to their no representation to project their demands on the concerned platform. They said the only objective of framing the association is to seek equal treatment for small newspapers from Information Department so that the spirit of true journalism remains intact and those who are working professionally and dedicatedly must not be ignored and which is against the character of publishing newspapers. They expressed confidence that together they will be able to fight discrimination and unprofessional approach of department tooth and nail. However they further said that it is unfortunate that Press Council of India (PCI) Team which was scheduled to visit Jammu also to listen to the grievances of Jammu based newspapers concluded their visit by visiting districts of Kashmir region but did not pay any visit in Jammu speaks of discrimination and representation of Jammu based newspapers which could not force them to pay visit in Jammu also. Such a treatment was highly intolerable and perhaps one of the reasons why the need was felt to frame a new body so that this doesn’t happens again.