A team of members from Udalguri chapter of All Assam Press Correspondents Union (APCU) submitted a memorandum to the BTC chief, Hagrama Mohilary and executive members of BTC through the office of the deputy commissioner, Udalguri on Friday.
Through the memorandum, the journalists urged to address the issues plaguing the journalists of Udalguri district along with ensuring proper protection to the working journalists.
The memorandum highlighting the plagues of the journalists in the district, most of whom are very often subjected to harassment, threat, assault have resented that both the State Government and BTC authorities have miserably failed in ensuring protection to the journalists by bringing stringent laws.
The memorandum also stated that though Udalguri was recognized as a district way back in 2003 it is plaguing with various problems till date and the district has not moved ahead in equal pace with other BTAD districts.
The memorandum with ten charter point of demands exhorted the authorities for formulating pro-journalist policies for the welfare and social security of the recognized journalists along with sanctioning of government land, granting of loans with low interest, building journalist guest house among others.