MARGHERITA, June 9: The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) state committee has issued a vehement condemnation in response to the attack on journalist Bharat Paswan at his residence in Bongaigaon by railway mafia contractor Sukumar Debnath and his associates on June 3.
Ranjan Chowdhury, secretary of the AITUC state committee, expressed his disappointment, stating that while the Prime Minister claims that India is the mother of democracy, the ground reality paints a different picture. India’s media freedom ranking stands at a disheartening 142nd, leaving citizens perplexed as to why the Bongaigaon police administration has failed to apprehend the primary suspect.
Chowdhury further highlighted the concerns of conscious citizens in Assam regarding the continued election of an incompetent AGP leader like Phani Bhusan Choudhury in the Bongagoain Assembly constituency since 1985. He suggested that the BJP and AGP allies may face consequences in the upcoming 2024 parliamentary election due to their inaction.
It is deeply alarming that media workers in Assam are facing similar challenges as those in Uttar Pradesh. Lastly, Chowdhury called upon the chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma, to set an example by taking action against the main accused, which would serve as the greatest recognition for media workers in Assam, as stated by Ranjan Chowdhury, secretary of the AITUC state committee.