The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) Kozhikode district committee has urged the state government to implement strict laws to protect freedom of the press.
The union asked the government to follow the legislation of Maharashtra in this matter.
The district committee in its resolution lauded Maharsahtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ decision to implement a law to punish attackers on journalists with non-bailable charges imprisonment for three years and Rs.50,000 fine.
The meeting condemned the attack on Mangalam television reporter KV Roshpal while reporting Vengara bye-election.
It also decided to take up follow-up matters in Manorama reporter TD Dileep’s case.The Union questioned the police’s passive approach in the murder attempt on Dileep,allegedly by a group of criminals.
President Kamal Varadoor presided over the function.Secretary N.Rajesh presented report.
Treasurer Vipul Nath presented financial report.
Joint Secretary KC Riyas welcomed the gathering and Vice President Rafeeque Ramadan expressed vote of thanks.
Annual Council meeting will be held on October 12.New office bearers for next two years will be elected on the day.