APUWJ supports ‘Desher Katha’, protest against cancellation of Desher Katha’s registration by RNI.
Members of the press fraternity base in Itanagar, today staged a sit-in-dharna outside the Arunachal Press Club (APC) to register its protest against the arbitrary cancellation of the Tripura based daily Desher Katha’s Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) licence.
Established on 15 August 1979, the Desher Katha is a well-established vernacular (Bangla) newspaper in Tripura backed by CPI(M).
The Desher Katha members had earlier claimed that since the day the BJP government came to power in Tripura, constant efforts are being made to muzzle the daily which is being run by the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
The sit-in-dharna was participated the members of the Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalist (APUWJ), Arunachal Electronic Media Association (AEMA), and the Arunachal Press Club (APC).
Condemning the development, APUWJ president Amar Sangno said that cancellation of RNI registration of vernacular daily is nothing but political vendetta of BJP government in Tripura and attempt to weaken Free Press.
Expressing solidarity with bangle daily, APUWJ President also demanded the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) to immediate revocation of registration of Desher Katha and restore democratic spirit in BJP run state.