TEZPUR, Sept 19 - Two frontline scribes� bodies of the State, namely All Assam Journalists� Union (AAJU) and All Assam Press Correspondents� Union (AAPCU) have welcomed the Government�s decision to grant financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of each of the 31 martyred journalists who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
The two scribes� bodies urged the Government to apprehend the culprits involved in the killing of those 31 ill-fated journalists across the State.
In a press note, AAJU president Pankaj Kumar Nath mentioned that since a long time their organisation had been demanding the Government to apprehend the miscreants involved in the killing of those 31 journalists and provide adequate compensation to their families.
�Fortunately, good sense seems to have prevailed at long last as the Sarbananda Sonowal Government has shown its sincerity on the issue by dealing with the long-pending issue like providing compensation to the families of those martyred journalists. We are hopeful that besides this, the Government will do the needful to apprehend the culprits involved in the assassination of those scribes,� a press statement said.