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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

JFA demands accredita tion cards for Barak Valley scribes

SILCHAR, Oct 20: The Cachar unit of the Journalist Federation of Assam (JFA) has urged State Information and Public Relation Minister Rockybul Hussain to issue accreditation press cards to the working journalists of the three districts of Barak Valley. The federation further urged the NF Railway general manager to issue media cards to the journalists of Barak Valley in accordance with the assurance of Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee about the introduction of I-cards for accereditated journalists.

In a memorandum to Hussain, the members of the Federation said at present at least 10 daily newspapers were being published from Barak Valley and quite a good number of journalists were working in these newspapers. But due to some unknown reasons, the district-level journalists are being deprived of the accreditation card and, as a result, they fail to avail the facilities provided by the government to journalists.

In a separate memorandum to Cachar Deputy Commissioner Gautam Ganguly, the federation members demanded a magistrate-level probe into the mysterious death of Satyendra Chandra Das, a senior scribe of Katigorah, whose body was found lying on the road on September 27,2008.

The federation delegation was represented by Uttam Saha, Subir Dutta, Gopal Das Sinha, Anshuman Acharjee, Manjur Ahmed Barbhuiya, Sujit Chanda and others. THE SENTINEL

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