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Denied permission, journalist meets Press Council team ‘via Bhatinda’!
Informs delegates about ‘shocking state of corruption, babu raaj’
10/16/2021 12:38:20 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Oct 15: A prominent freelance journalist and national media panelist on TV debates, has accused the Director Information of trying to prevent media persons from meeting the three member Fact Finding Committee of the Press Council of India during their visit to Kashmir which concluded on October 15.
The journalist who contributes for international and national media houses said despite having asked the Information department to register his name for the interaction, the department had denied him the meeting.
“Even my name was not mentioned in the list of journalists aspiring to meet the visiting dignitaries and that the police outside the premises was equally reluctant to let me in. Finally I managed to get in touch with the visiting dignitaries over phone and they personally facilitated my meeting one-on-one,” the journalist said.
He said he told the visiting team that the civil administration in Jammu and Kashmir was intolerant towards reporting on “corruption and maladministration” only to mislead the Modi government in New Delhi and to give “a rosy picture.”
Recalling a research paper, he told the delegation that a former RAW chief has observed that bureaucrats in Jammu and Kashmir were behaving like “Viceroys” adding that the observation was “true in the present times of babu raaj.”
He said he forwarded a formal representation to the visiting claiming that he was recently harassed by “a police officer at the behest of a coterie of top bureaucrats and netas who want journalists like him to stop writing on corruption and maladministration.”
The journalist claimed to have told the fact finding team that whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi is iconic for his slogan “Na Khawunga, Na Khane Dunga,” the “babu raaj in Jammu and Kashmir was doing the opposite and promoting the opposite only to fuel public alienation even in Jammu region.”
He told the delegates that public resentment against the civil administration was such that most of the protest rallies have been taken out by the leaders from the Bharatiya Janta Party themselves, who actually rule the country. “There’s no shortage of resources from the Modi government for the vision of Naya Kashmir but that the rising and unchecked corruption in a section of bureaucracy is the biggest impediment and that New Delhi should encourage nationalist media persons and media houses to report on such issues so that government gets aware of the ground realities for transparence and people friendly governance much in line with the vision of the Prime Minister.” Despite repeated attempts the Director Information was not available for comments.
On October 13, a three member Fact Finding Committee (FFC) of Press Council of India (PCI) arrived in Srinagar on a three-day visit to interact with the media fraternity of Kashmir.
The three member committee comprises Prakash Dubey, convener and group editor of Daink Bhaskar, Gurbir Singh of The New Indian Express, and Dr Suman Gupta, editor of Jan Morcha.
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