NAJ ,DUJ Caution against Watch Dogs Becoming Lap Dogs of Govt
THE National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ), join the Press Association members and some other bodies against the unilateral decision of the chairman of Press Council of India, Justice CK Prasad filing a writ petition in the Supreme Court seeking permission to intervene in a writ filed by Kashmir Times executive editor Anuradha Bhasin. Bhasin ‘s petition seeks an end on restrictions on communication amenities in Jammu & Kashmir which was creating hurdles in the way of the smooth functioning of media.
In a statement issued on August 24, NAJ and DUJ condemned the Press Council chairman of ‘tom-tomming’ the government’s interest and acting as its B team. They have called for action by the unions concerned and for the widest possible unity to ensure watch dogs do not become lap dogs of the government and other international interests with their own agenda of balkanisation of the country.