New Delhi: The National Union of Journalists-India (NUJ-I), Delhi Journalists’ Association (DJA) and UP Journalists’ Association (UPJA) have demanded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to provide assistance of Rs one crore to the family of late journalist Vikram Joshi.
Along with this, they have also requested to give government job to his wife and arrange education for his daughters.
NUJ-I president Ras Bihari, DJA president Rakesh Thapliyal, general secretary K P Malik and UPJA president Ratan Dixit said the journalist was shot dead in Ghaziabad, adjoining the country’s capital Delhi. There is a huge fury in the media industry due to the murder of the journalist. The police system in the state has completely failed. Journalists have been attacked due to poor law and order in Ghaziabad and Noida adjoining Delhi.
Journalist Vikram Joshi died at Yashoda Hospital in Ghaziabad during treatment on Tuesday night. On Monday, miscreants shot him in the head. The journalist was also beaten up badly by the miscreants before being shot dead. Vikram Joshi lived in Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad.
The journalist’s two daughters were also sitting on the bike at the time of the attack.
On July 16 in Pratap Vihar itself, a drunken son of a policeman crushed a person from his car. The police did not take any action against this. Questions are constantly being raised about the working style of Ghaziabad Police.
Mr Ras Bihari has demanded a judicial inquiry into the murder of journalist Vikram Joshi. They also demanded strict action against the negligent policemen.
Mr Thapliyal and Mr Malik have said that a protest will be held in Parliament against the killing of journalists and filing fake cases.