Srinagar, March 05: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association (JKYJA) comprising of Ajaz Ahmad War (President), Bilal Bashir Bhat (General Secretary), Rameez Makhdoomi (Chief Spokesman), Peer Viqar ul Aslam (Publicity Incharge) Javaid Ahmad Khan, and others Thursday called on Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Mr. Pandurang K. Pole (IAS).
Considering major challenges faced by the budding journalists working on ground, the JKYJA delegation urged upon Divisional Commissioner to announce a health insurance plan for journalists/ photojournalists and reporters who put their lives on risk while covering different shade of events.
The JKYJA also brought in to the notice of Divisional Commissioner, that there was a high need to discard and take action against those who resort to blackmailing thus tainting the profession. “The freehand given to persons who are indulged in plagiarism and have set up social media pages without even having the basic education has resulted in bad naming to the Press and Media,” the JKYJA maintained.
The JKYJA impressed upon the Divisional Commissioner that media is a bridge between the administration and common people, however the grievances of people raised by the journalists seems fell to the deaf ears, as such JKYJA demands devising a mechanism in this regard so that the public grievances raised by the journalists are addressed at earliest by all district administration officers.
The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Mr. Pandurang K. Pole (IAS) lend an attentive ear to the grievances and suggestion put forward by the JKYJA and assured action at earliest.