K M Dayashankar
KARIMNAGAR: As part of the nation-wide agitation call given by the Indian Journalists Union (IJU), the Telangana union of working journalists (TUWJ) Karimnagar district unit members have staged a silent and peaceful protest in front of the statue of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the Collectorate premises in Karimnagar town on Saturday.
The TUWJ state vice president T Karunakar, district president G Srinivas and secretary J Maruthi and others participated in the programme by garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi and paying floral tributes on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Later, they participated in the silent protest.
They were demanding the government to recognise the journalists as frontline warriors and provide suitable compensation of the bereaved families of journalists, who succumbed to the deadly Covid virus. They also demanded house sites, double bedroom houses and health cards for all the eligible journalists. The TUWJ leaders B Vijayasimha Rao, T Sharath Rao, Vijay Bhaskar, Md Shukoor and others were also present.