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Tribute to Com. Ravindra Doss

Chennai, 20 February 2021: Indian Journalists Union (IJU) President K.Sreenivas Reddy criticised the union Government for poisting false cases against the journalists for covering farmers agitation. Speaking in the The 18th State conference of Tamil Nadu Union Of Journalists (TUJ) held in Sri Muragan Mahal Auditorium at Courtallam district head quarters of Tenkasi District near temple city of Madurai on 20th February Com. Sreenivas Reddy said journalists in the country are passing through a critical period. On the name of codification of industrial laws union government dissolved working journalists act, wage boards and other social security acts. Know there are no special laws for working journalists as was envisaged by law makers in independent India. The freedom of the press is in danger and physical attack on media houses and working journalists increasing day by day. In the past one decade 154 journalists are arrested, interrogated. But in 2020 alone 67 cases have been registered on journalists including arrests. In 2021 during two months umpteen cases poisted against media and journalists. Paying homage to the founder of Tamilnadu Union of Journalists (TUJ) Late Com. Ravindra Doss he described him as a multifaceted personality. He was not only a journalist but a social worker who fought for the upliftment of downtrodden, he hailed

The Conference was inaugurated by Kadambur Rajan Minister for Information & Public Relations of Tamilnadu. Smt. TSK Mayuri, granddaughter of Late Veteran congress Leader Kamraj Nadar lite the lamp.

The Minister Kadambur Raju released a commemoration postal stamp on the name of Late DS Ravindra Doss, founder of Tamilnadu Union of Journalists (TUJ) and Vice-President Indian Journalists Union (IJU) which was a rare gesture of postal department. While addressing the meeting minister assured the journalists to solve problem of free travel issue immediately and to increase the budget of Information and Public Relations in forth coming budget session.

IJU Secretary-General Com. Balwinder Singh Jammu narrated the implementation of wage boards which was in pathetic condition. Referring to the united struggle farmers how people are participating including youth and women against anti-farmer laws. He called upon the journalists and media employees also to unite and fight against the anti democratic laws. IJU Secretary V.B. Rajan (Kerala), Puducherry Journalists Union President M .P.Mathimaharaja also spoke.

About 1000 delegates participated from all the districts of Tamilnadu. Several political leaders including member of parliament Nawas Kani, several local MLAs including Muhammed Abu Backer (IUML) Dr. S.J. Vijayadharani, Selvamohan Doss, Kuttiyappa, and other dignitaries of various walks of life including Prof. Dr. A. Kanagaraj, Chairman Jaya Group and SVS Group of Institutions educationalists, doctors, lawers and eminent social and civil right workers participated and gave their messages.

Journalists Union Leaders of Courtallam and Tenkasi made excellent arrangements for the conference. General Secretary of TUJ Com. Venkataraman and several senior leaders including National Council Members participated.

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