Journalists Union of Assam urges the State Government to issue officially approved Press jackets to journalists so that genuine journalists can be easily identified.
Journalists Union of Assam (JUA) strongly condemns the inhuman and ghastly act of a photographer who jumped and stomped on an injured person during an eviction drive at Dholapur in Darrang district of Assam on Thursday.
In a statement issued by JUA president Bedabrat Lahkar, Working President Samim Sultana Ahmed and General Secretary Dhanjit Kumar Das said that the JUA has taken note of a video of the incident which went viral across the Nation and observed that the culprit is not a journalist but a photographer hired by the Darrang district administration.
Photographer Masquerading As Journalist
JUA demands strong action against the person who was masquerading as a journalist and spreading hatred, thereby maligning the journalist community.
Official spokesperson for JUA said, “It has come to our notice that different districts admissions have hired photographers whose credentials are doubtful. Journalists Union of Assam(JUA) urges the authorities to confirm such person credentials before they engage such persons in documenting such sensitive incidences.”
He added, “We also urge the Assam state government, particularly the district administrations, to sensitise the police personnel as to how to deal with such a sensitive exercise as the eviction of people from their occupied lands. Such a barbaric act by the photographer could have been avoided had the police personnel acted in accordance with professional ethics.”
Source: Asom Khobor