SRINAGAR: Scribes and correspondents of different associations on Tuesday walked out of the mini-secretariat Bandipora and staged a sit-in protest against the administration for failing to provide adequate facilities to cover the election results.
According to news agency KDC the media fraternity said, despite pleading with the authorities, no arrangements were made to cover the results and trends of DDC elections.
Denouncing the treatment meted with the fraternity, the President Bandipora Journalist association president, Mohammad Syed Beigh said, “there are no proper arrangements for media and we are being made to move pillar to post from early morning”.
The association further said that the administration had provided them with a TV running AAJ Tak which they felt was a ‘crude Joke’.
The associations of both Sumbal and Bandipora have registered a strong protest against the administration, they said.
Meanwhile, President Sumbal media association Inayat Hajini said, “It is a shame and we strongly protest this attitude.”
He said we have walked out from the counting center with a view that the media gets better treatment in future and is treated as the fourth pillar of democracy in literal sense.”