<b>XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, <i> Session I </i> </b>
XIII LOK SABHA DEBATES, Session I Friday, October 29, 1999/Kartika 7, 1921 (Saka)

Type of Debate: MATTES UNDER RULE-377
Title: Need for revision of wages of working journalists.

SHRI P.C. THOMAS (MUVATTUPUZHA): Sir, the working journalists in India have been put to gross injustice as their wage revision has not taken place since the past ten years. In this period, the cost of living has gone rocket high. There is no other section of employees whose wages have not been revised for such a long time. The Press, as we all know, is one of the strong arms of democracy. It is totally unjust to forget the working journalists but for whom the freedom and right of every citizen to `know' will be hindered. I request that immediate action be taken for the wage revision of working journalists.

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